Many discussions go on about vaious aspects of worship such as …style, relevance, music, sermon topics, litrugical, length, seeker, interactive, prayerful, ritualistic, participatory, Word centered, etc. The list goes on and on.
But in reality the focus of worship is Jesus Christ. Otherwise we are just a club meeting weekly going through perfunctory ritual.
In this week’s Sunday Morning Bible Study we are discussing Psalm 92 where David states that we praise God for who He is (vs 1-2) and that we rejoice for what He has done (vs 3-4). God’s faithful love should be declared both in the morning and in the evening. In other words, we should worship every day, and all day long as we acknowledge Christ’s presence in our lives.
David reminds us that in his culture and still in ours today, that there were foolish people who sprout up like grass/weeds doing evil things. And although God loves them, they choose not to return His love and perish. However, the ones who love God will grow like palm or cedar trees firmly rooted in the ways of God (vs 12).
Just like the spring flowers we seeing blooming around town, Christians should also be blossoming with fruit. In verse 14 David says that the believer continues to bear fruit throughout his life. We can quickly recognize a plant by its spring foilage and it is my prayer that people will see the fruit that you are bearing as well.
Stay “planted” (vs 13) and focus on Jesus… who is what worship is all about anyway.
Things to Think About and Ponder:
Brad Waggoner writes in The Shape of Faith to Come that 50% of worshipers are just going through the motions. What are 3 things you can do to avoid this?
When do you set aside times to be with God?
Do you think about Jesus throughout the day?
How or to whom, can you declare God’s faithful love (chesed) today?