October 8, 2008

True Worship Of The Lord


" 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."
- Romans 12:1



When most people hear the word worship they think of the worship service at church, and of music and singing. These things obviously are a part of worship, but when you look in the Bible you see that there is much more to worship than this. True worship of the Lord involves fully surrendering yourself and your life to Him as a living sacrifice. It involves living to please God (see 2 Corinthians 5:9) and not yourself. It is a heartfelt expression of love and devotion and passion for God. It is living for Him 24/7, not just on Sunday. Here is a list of the various aspects of true worship and some corresponding Bible verses:

GLORIFY GOD - Psalm 29:2 , I Chronicles 16:2, I Corinthians 10:31
EXALT GOD - Psalm 99:5 , Deuteronomy 10:17
PRAISE GOD - Psalm 22:3, Psalm 8, 19, 23, 46, 95, 100, 150
HONOR GOD - I Samuel 2:30, Colossians 3:23
REVERENCE FOR GOD - Psalm 95:6 , Nehemiah 8:6c , Hebrews 5:7
REVERANTLY HEAR GOD'S VOICE - Ecclesiastes 5:1, I Samuel 3:9-10
BLESS GOD - Psalm 100:4b , Psalm 31:21 , Nehemiah 8:6
GIVE THANKS TO GOD - Psalm 100:4 , I Thessalonians 5:16-18
REJOICE & ENJOY GOD - Philippians 4:4 , I Thes. 5:16-18 , 2 Corinthians 6:4-10
VERBAL TESTIMONY - Nehemiah 8:6b , Psalm 66:16-20
REMEMBER GOD'S ACTS - Psalm 150:2 , Deuteronomy 5:15
SONGS OF WORSHIP - Psalm 100:2b , Psalm 66:4
WORSHIP MUSIC - Psalm 100:1 , Psalm 150:3-5
LIFT UP HANDS - Nehemiah 8:6b , Psalm 63:4
REVERENTLY READ GOD'S WORD - Nehemiah 8:3,5 ; Psalm 19:7-11
SERVE GOD WITH A RIGHT HEART - Psalm 100:2 , Colossians 3:23
SEEK TO KNOW GOD - Psalm 63:1-4 , James 4:8 , Psalm 84:1-2 , Phil. 3:7-11
HUMBLE YOURSELF - 2 Chron. 7:14 , Exodus 33:13 , I Peter 5:6
GIVE TO SUPPORT GOD'S WORK - Psalm 66:13-15 , Malachi 3
HONOR THE LORD'S DAY - Nehemiah 8:9 , Exodus 20:8-11
CELEBRATE GOD & JESUS - Nehemiah 8:10 , Luke 2:10
HAVE AN OBEDIENT LIFE - Psalm 101:1-3 , I John 5:3 , John 14:15
JESUS IS YOUR FIRST LOVE - Revelation 2:1-4
FULL SURRENDER TO GOD - Matthew 16:24-25 , Rom. 12:1-2, Luke 9:23
John 15:13-15 ,Galatians 2:20, Philippians 1:21

2 comments:

Leah said...

I appreciate your blog. My dad and brother have gone on two short term mission trips to Brazil, and I will be going on a short term mission trip to Brazil in November of 2009. It's nice to hear about how God is moving there.

Kevin Bart said...

Hi Leah. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. It's great that your Dad and brother went to Brazil 2 times, and that you will get to go in 2009. God is doing some awesome things here. Take care and God bless.