But what does worship "look" like? This is what we will talk about over the next three posts... the physical aspects of worship. This is not my opinion. The list will be from the Bible. As a believer and worshiper who needs to "worship the Father in Spirit and in truth" (John 4:24), you will need to wrestle with what these mean for you. Remember the bottom line... God wants ALL of you.
Here we go:
We are to sing in worship. You can find this reference in the Old Testament and the New Testament. It is commanded of us nearly 150 times in scripture. Sing to the Lord. Make a joyful noise. Speak to one another in singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Make a melody with your heart. A song of praise is fitting for our God. The references go on and on. And these are not written as suggestions. Most of these references are emphatic commands and exhortations! (Psalm 100:1-2, Psalm 95:1-2; Colossians 3:16, Ephesians 5:19, Psalm 147:1)
Through the Old Testament and New Testament instruments were used in worship. Lots of instruments. Ram's horns and trumpets. Lyre & Harp. Wood Pipes & Bells. Drums & Cymbals. Nearly every known instrument type from the day was used in worship. (Leviticus 25:9, Genesis 4:21, Psalm 87:7, Exodus 28:33, Psalm 68:25, Psalm 150:5)
Shouting & Loud Noise
Shout for joy to the Lord! Consider the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. The whole crown began to praise in a loud voice! A healed man praised Jesus for the great miracle done in his life by shouting. Shout to God with loud songs of praise! There are over 100 scripture passages about shouting for joy to the Lord! If you can shout about a sport, how much more should you shout about the Creator of the universe? (Psalm 98:4, Luke 19:37-40, Luke 17:15, Psalm 47:1)
More coming... stay tuned.
worship Him 24/7...