Daily Devotion Thursday, 19 October 2017
A person who thinks with sober judgement is able to properly worth themselves and worth others. This is fundamental to worshipping in spirit and in truth. Jesus taught that 'God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth'. When we are born of God, we have the ability to worship the Lord because the Spirit of God is in us. This is evident because the Holy Spirit gives to us the capacity to love and appreciate others. This capacity replaces the self-centredness which, otherwise, gives rise to comparisons and competition, as well as to jealousy and conflict. These fallen attitudes and behaviours cause the wounding of others, and our own alienation from fellowship within families, the church, and the presbytery.
Worshipping in spirit and truth means relating to others with integrity. A son of God who has integrity is not attempting to project an image of themselves that is self-defined or created. They are not presenting themselves one way in a particular fellowship context, such as the church, and then engaging in another context, such as their home, in a different manner.
As we are increasingly becoming real about who we are, and recognising the name and grace of our brethren, we are being restored to first love at the communion table and in the presbytery. By this means, the ground of deceit is undermined. This means that the truth regarding the names of each person is being made known, and the liberty of the sons of God is being promoted.
It is our ability to worship that enables genuine relationship with our brethren, which is the capacity to be joined together in truth. Relationship is demonstrated by the action of laying down one's life for the brethren in the midst of the fellowship of the body of Christ, and also under Christ's hand in the presbytery.
|Joh 4:24 2Co 1:12 Joh 8:31-32 2Co 10:8 1Co 9:2|
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|2 Corinthians 13||Proverbs 19|