Simply to Worship
by Randy Chambers, 2015-07-14
Matthew 26:6-8, NIV: While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of a
man known as Simon the Leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive
perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table. When the disciples
saw this, they were indignant. "Why this waste?" they asked.
A true heart in worship is easy to spot in the eyes of God—but sometimes goes misunderstood by those whose worship is more about methodology than motive. The woman who came to Jesus with the perfume probably gave very little thought to how what she did would appear. She simply wanted to follow her heart in serving her Lord. In John 4:23, Jesus (speaking to the woman at the well) said, “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” The Father seeks worshipers who worship Him unashamedly—in spirit, and in truth. What is it we seek when we go to worship? Do we seek approval of men, or God? In seeking God, our worship is true. It does not give license to flamboyant exhibition—that is a selfish pretense. But it does give us the freedom to worship God as Christ would, in oneness with the Spirit.