Our Worship Matters to God

When Christians assemble “on the first day of every week” (1 Corinthians 16:2), as we might expect, God cares about who, how, and why we worship.

God cares about who we worship. It may seem obvious, but it matters to God who the focus of our worship is. In Exodus 20:3, God told the Israelites, “You shall have no other Gods
before Me.” During worship, our focus must not be on ourselves, others, or anything except the Almighty God.

God cares about how we worship; our actions matter to God. Just as He is our focus, His word must be our sole instruction on how to worship Him properly. In John 4, Jesus said, “Those who worship [God] must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:24). Our worship “must” be aligned
with the “truth” of God’s word.

God cares about why we worship. The importance of a sincere heart as we approach, praise, and glorify God cannot be overstated. God told Isaiah, “This people draw near with their words and honor Me with their lip service, but they remove their hearts far from Me” (Isaiah 29:13). God requires our hearts to be fully involved in our worship of Him.

                                                  Matt Langfield