We are told, in His word, to make a joyful noise unto the Lord, to lift our voices in praise, and to worship Him in Spirit and truth. Singing and making melody in our hearts is for the purpose of pleasing our King and proclaiming His wonderful atributes in the presence of one another. Music is one of many ways to worship Jesus modeled for us in John 4:24, "God is a Spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth."

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What is true worship?

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Apostle Paul sums this up perfectly in Romans 12:1-2: "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."

The elements of true worship are described in the passage above. First, one must have motivation to worship. This motivation comes from the knowledge and understanding of God's mercies towards us. That is, God's mercies are everything He has given us that we don't deserve: eternal love, eternal grace, the Holy Spirit, everlasting peace, eternal joy, saving faith, hope, comfort, strength, wisdom, security, forgiveness, and so much more!

The manner of our worship is described as presenting our "bodies a living and holy sacrifice." Meaning, we must give all of ourselves—hearts, minds, thougths, attitudes, hands—to God. In other words, we are to give up control of these things and turn them over to Him, just as a literal sacrifice was given totally to God on the altar. We do this "by the renewing of your mind" through the cleansing of God's Word.

True worship is God-centered worship. People tend to get caught up in where they should worship, what music they should sing in worship, and how the worship looks to other people. Focusing on these things completely misses the point. Jesus tells us that true worshipers will worship God in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). This means we worship from the heart and the way God has designed. Worship can include praying, reading God's Word with an open heart, singing, participating in communion, and serving others. It is not limited to one act, but is done properly when the heart and attitude of the person are in the right place.

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