June 22, 2019
“True worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” John 4:23-24
Ezekiel saw fantastic visions during his time as a prophet. We’re not likely to ever see what he saw. But we can experience what he experienced—the Spirit of God leading him into worship. The Spirit leads us in two ways. He inspires us to worship in the first place. We may be consumed with our daily lives, thinking about anything but God and His grace, when suddenly something moves us to worship. It may be the sight of a stunning, huge moon; the arrival of a newborn baby; the gratitude you feel to an employer; a line of a hymn sung out heartily at church. Something stirs in you to worship the God who’s given all these things and more. Secondly, the Spirit leads us in proper worship. The Lord not only has preferences, but requirements about how we are to approach Him. In His holiness, He is entitled. The Spirit showed Ezekiel many things the people were doing that were unacceptable. When we seek Him sincerely, prayerfully, He will show us, through the Word and wisdom, worship that is pleasing and honorable to Him.
Insight“It is the flame of my life to worship You. … Give me power by Thy Spirit to help me worship now.” (prayer from The Valley of Vision, 1975)
Bible In A Year
- 2 Kings 22-23
- Proverbs 22
- 3 John