2013-08-03 - Daily Worship
Romans 12:1 "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." (NIV)
When we think of worship, we often consider an actual church service where we sing, pray, and hear the word of God preached. We think of an hour we spend on Sunday mornings in a building filled with fellow believers. We worship once a week, and then go about our regular lives. The Holman Dictionary (Editor David P. Nelson, ©2003) defines worship as "...ascribing worth or honor to the Triune God."
In Romans 12:1, Paul tells us that we are to continually worship God. We are "to offer our bodies as living sacrifices to Him." Everything we say and do is our worship of God. We have been saved to perform good works and spread the Good News of His love for us.
In addition to formal personal worship (e.g. Bible study, singing hymns, family prayer etc.), our very lives - our everyday thoughts and behavior - should be worshipful toward God.
How well do we do, at worshipping God with our lives?
Richard Moser, Jr