Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth  

In Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5, God’s people are commanded to have no other God than The Lord. It is part of The Ten Commandments.

In the New Testament, Jesus describes the kind of worshipers God is looking to follow Him: “Yet a time is coming and now has come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth.” Because God is spirit, He is seeking worshipers who will worship Him in spirit and truth. It is therefore important to develop great sensitivity to the Holy Spirit (See earlier blog series) and to Jesus who is The Truth.

Scriptures:

 Exodus 20:3 (NLT)
“You must not have any other god but me.”

John 4:23-24 (NIV)
23  Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
24  God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”

Romans 12:1 (NIV)
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship.

John 14:6 (NIV)
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father, You are seeking worshipers who will worship You in spirit and in truth. Teach me clearly just exactly what You mean by worshiping You “in spirit and in truth” and empower me by Your Holy Spirit to worship You in such a way always.

Jesus, You are “the way and the truth and the life” and no one can come to the Father except through You. Draw me closer and closer to You Jesus because You and the Father are one (John 17:22) and I desire to be one with You and the Father.

Also strengthen me to offer my body as a living sacrifice to You and let it be holy and pleasing to You, Heavenly Father – it will be my spiritual act of worship to You in spirit and in truth to Your glory and honor and praise and delight in Jesus’ Almighty Name. Amen

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