1 The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; Let the many islands be glad. 2 Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne. 3 Fire goes before Him And burns up His adversaries round about. 4 His lightnings lit up the world; The earth saw and trembled. 5 The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. Psalms 97 (NASB) Read verses 6-12 on the site.
I love to worship my Lord. Why? It is not about me. It is about Him. When we truly worship the Lord, we do so in spirit and truth. We worship and bless Him. Worship is not about us. I have seen many people get upset because they do not enjoy certain types of worship music….
When we do that, we have it backwards. I have also seen many people sit through wonderful praise and prayer songs as if they are in some sort of trance. They may even be singing along, but their hearts are somewhere else. Does this bless God? How do we worship in spirit and truth? What does that mean? Jesus Himself revealed this truth. He was traveling from Jerusalem back to Galilee by traveling through Samaria. His disciples left him at a well while they went into town to buy food. At the well, Jesus had an encounter with a woman of the world. He spoke to her and they had a very deep conversation. In the middle of that conversation He said, “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” I confess I did not understand that statement for many years. Let us look at it in context.