Friday, February 22, 2013

Worship In Spirit And In Truth

Those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth - John 4:15-30

The woman misunderstood the Lord Jesus.

She thought He had some kind of water that once taken would quench her thirst forever and do away with the need to draw and carry water.

People often misunderstand our message, but we must persevere!

The Lord Jesus told the woman to fetch her husband.

When she denied having a husband, the Lord Jesus amazed her by revealing that He knew all about her immoral life style.

This embarrassed the woman and she started to talk about religion in general. Was He a prophet? Where should we worship God? On this mountain or in Jerusalem?

The Lord Jesus told the woman, “You worship what you do not know”.

The Samaritans did not know God and were ignorant in their worship of Him.

There are many worshipers in the world who do not worship the only true God who is revealed in the Bible.

Though salvation is of the Jews, God the Father seeks true worshipers.

God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

Spiritual worship does not require special places of pilgrimage or magnificent temples. It comes from a heart which loves and adores God, and is obedient to His Word.

Spiritual worship is in truth as it is set forth in Scripture. We can only come to God the Father through the Lord Jesus Christ. There are no other mediators. We are not at liberty to worship with those who claim that there are other ways to come to God apart from the Lord Jesus, our great Mediator.

The astonished woman confessed that she knew that the coming Messiah would tell them all things.

The Lord Jesus replied that He was that very Person.

The woman forgot about water. On the arrival of the disciples, she hurried back to Sychar, saying to the men, “Come, see a man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” The woman discovered the surpassing greatness of our Lord and Saviour. Have we?

1 comment:

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