KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 26:10. When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me. “
We understood from our previous study that worship is basically demonstrating our praise.in practical way. In worship, we bow before the Lord, or fall prostrate before Him. Dancing is one of the practical forms of praise. Clapping our hands is a means of demonstrating our praise The Christian’s whole life should be an act of worship unto the Lord. This means in our lives, we show our love for the Lord, which is seen in our obedience to His word. We must give our lives as a sacrifice and do everything unto God sacrificially This is what is called a living sacrifice. Rom 12:1.
Apostle Peter stated that, we live as worshippers in the following verse. 1 Peter 2:9. “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light’ ‘Showing forth the praises of the Lord is to demonstrate His praise through acts of worship. Every act of faith should be an act of worship. Going to church, praying, giving unto the Lord, or even giving to the needy. All these must be done sacrificially and to His honour, this is worship. This means whatever one does in the name of the Lord, which is not done sacrificially and solely unto the Lord, is not an act of worship. This action no matter what is, cannot be worship unto the Lord.
Jesus disciples, questioned the importance of what this woman did. The Lord answered that she had done a good thing to His body. Her action will be mentioned along the preaching of the gospel, all through the world. What are you doing now for the body of Christ?
It is time for you to give yourself and substance as an act of worship to the Lord. This must be done in love and fear for God. The favour of the Lord would definitely go along with you, in all that you do.
God gave every blessing to me through Christ Jesus my Lord. I offer myself as a living satisfied Holy and acceptable unto Him. All that I am and have is, to glorify His name.
Romans 12:1. “beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”
Philippians 1:20. According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.