“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Jesus told a woman at a well in Samaria that she must worship God “in spirit and in truth.” How can we possibly do that?
We must be regenerated—changed completely—by the Father. We cannot worship a God that we don’t know; we must make certain that we have been born into the Father’s family. We must be activated by the Spirit; it is impossible to honor God apart from being filled with the Holy Spirit. We must also be regulated by the Word; true worship is linked with studying the Word of God, for we worship “in spirit and in truth.”
Finally, Jesus reminds us of our motive as worshipers—to give to God!
We go to church not primarily for what we can get but for what we can give. We glorify God when we bring our worship to church; it reveals that He is of the utmost importance in our lives.
• How has coming to know more about God led you to a greater worship of Him?
• In what ways does it change your perspective of God to remember that you are not only seeking what you can receive from Him but also the glory you can bring to Him?
Consider some ways you might bring glory to God this week and act in obedience.