What Is Wrong in the Way We Understand Worship

Worship is essentially focussing on God – something that we do more and more, as we see more and more of God, ourselves, and the needs around us.

In the big picture, as we grow spiritually, worship increasingly encompasses all aspects of our life, 24X7. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 10:31, “Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God”.

The focus of worship is God. It is unselfconscious – being conscious of God only, with an exclusive appreciation of God. It is not about “having a good time” nor is it about what we get out of it. All other things including well-meaning things like style, posture, musical instruments, sitting vs standing, dress code etc fade into the background. Unfortunately, many times even non-well-meaning things egos and pride also come into the picture (possibly, the story of the fallen angel, described in Ezekiel 28). This connection between music and pride is something we should always be wary about.

Please watch this presentation by one of my favorite speakers, LT. Jeyachandran on these topics (don’t miss the Q&A at the end): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d0AVo4XnSo

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