Today is Sunday – The Lord’s Day. Those calling themselves Christians will assemble together in order to Worship God (Hebrews 10:25). If you attend, wonderful! You are fulfilling the command of the verse just referenced. but God requires more than just our presence in the assemblies. Ask yourselves these questions about your worship whit morning:
- Will Your Worship Be Scriptural? God hasn’t just commanded us to assemble and worship, he has specified exactly how he wants to be worshiped. To make up our own ways to worship God bring condemnation (Matthew 15:7-9; Colossians 2:23). If our worship today the following must be present, nothing more and nothing less (2 John 9): Singing (Ephesians 5:18-19; Colossians 3:16), Praying (Acts 2:42; 12:5; 1 Timothy 2:8); Preaching/Teaching (Acts 2:42; Acts 20:7; Ephesians 4:11), Observance of the Lord’s Supper (Acts 2:42; Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26), and Giving (1 Corinthians 16:1-2).
- Will Your Worship Be Spiritual? We come together to worship God according to His prescribed manner (first point above). Our worship is to be spiritual, not fleshly entertainment (Mechanical instruments; Games, food etc) “If anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, lest you come together for judgment” (1 Corinthians 11:34). “For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking…” (Romans 14:17).
- Will Your Worship Be Sincere? During the assembly, will you be sincerely focused on the singing, the prayers, the preaching, the Lord’s death, and the giving? (Ephesians 5:19; Acts 17:11; 1 Corinthians 11:26-29; 2 Corinthians 9:6-7, 15). Or, will your mind be wondering off to others things, to the concerns of daily life? Also in relation to being sincere, will you be worshiping this morning to please God or to please man? (Matthew 6:1, 5; Matthew 23:5; Galatians 1:10).
Let’s worship God this morning in spirit and in truth!