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JT and I were pleasantly enjoying some errand running this afternoon in our area of Sweet Home Alabama when I noticed a banner erected on the lawn of a church. I honestly don’t recall the name and even if did, I wouldn’t tell you. 🙂
So the banner read: Contemporary Worship.
And like a friendly smack to the head my internal word police hit me with this:
That sign just shouted to me this is not about JESUS, this is about you. We are catering to You!
And it didn’t stop there. That smack to the head went on to say:
Worship is not about style, music, contemporary, traditional or any other such description. Worship is obedience. It’s about ascribing delight in and honor to, with elated gratitude that, GOD would even let us love and adore Him!
Now, what am I supposed to do with that I ask you?!
2 Kings 17:36 (TLV) 36 but only Adonai, who brought you up from the land of Egypt with great power and with an outstretched arm—Him will you fear, and to Him will you bow down and to Him will you sacrifice. source
1 Chronicles 16:29 (TLV)29 Ascribe to Adonai the glory due to His Name. Bring an offering and come before Him. Worship Adonai in the splendor of holiness. source
Matthew 14:33 (KJV) 33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. source
Luke 24:52 (KJV) 52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy: source
Revelation 22:9 (CSB) 9 But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you, your brothers the prophets, and those who keep the words of this book. Worship God!” source
For the remainder of the 188 references to Worship found in the KJV, click HERE.