So what is real worship anyway???
Some of the first few things I noticed while studying the Word on my own are in this marked passage, one of which is the first mention of the word “worship.”
It was well within the first few times I’d read through the whole Word. Things were exciting, serving in a large church where the Word was taught was very exciting, the fellowship was quite exciting, the leadership training, these massive outreaches…in fact, everything was exciting, not the least of which was the door of opportunity the Lord opened for me to serve in their music ministry, which they adamantly called “worship teams.”
So, one can imagine my surprise when I literally tripped right over this word “worship” when I see this mentioned somewhere…where there’s no music…no outreach…no training, no fellowship, no big church, no study, nothing exciting at all.
There’s only the LORD telling Abraham to do something that’s unspeakable in our vernacular with his son. There are his servants, to whom Abraham commands, “Wait here with the donkey. We’re going to go worship, then we’re coming back to you.” Again, nothing exciting. In fact, it’s barbaric. It’s confusing. It’s shocking. Very unexpected.
Its only explanation is in the text, right in the middle where the son, who by then was an adult, not a kid, asked his father, “Where’s the lamb?” and Abraham replies, “My son, God shall provide Himself a Lamb…” And I checked. That’s exactly what he said.
Here’s another one I checked. Ancient Hebrew had a separate designation for “two” so when we put it all together, He says “they both went together in agreement.”
In fact, He said it twice.
By the way, Abraham must have known something big was happening because he named that spot, “In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.” Somewhere close to 2,000 years later, on that very spot, God provided Himself a Lamb.
I’ll just leave that right there. Check it out for yourself. You’re not going to give an account for my word. Besides, what is real worship anyway? That’s a question only you can answer, since it involves response, but over the years I’ve confirmed some things I was told some time ago.
This is why some of us musicians can’t even get a prayer through even when we sound good, while others can’t carry a tune on a freight train…and wreck the house with one word. This is why ministers can sound astute, eloquent and persuasIve…and nobody gets saved, while others tear the house down with just one word of witness testimony.
Worship is the life of the Creator in the life of a believer seeking Its Source. The anointing of the Lord is always on that meeting. Any and everything else is traffic. Feel free to decide where you want to be today.