What’s Your Worship?

You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions. Mark 7:8

In the beginning of our spiritual life, everything is new and we are constantly learning what it means to honor God.

Over time, that which is new becomes normal. Habits form: we park in the same spot, sit in the same place, talk to the same people. There’s nothing inherently wrong in developing a regular pattern.

We are caught in a trap when our worship becomes meaningless ritual. Without being aware, we’re stuck in a rut.

Hopefully, a new desire emerges and we desperately want to worship in spirit and in truth. This calls for the courage to recognize that so much of our comfort in worship comes from personal experience rather than biblical teachings.

Then the questions come, like an avalanche: Why this church and not that one? Why this music and not another kind? Why this sermon style? Eventually they boil down to something like this: what does it really mean to worship God?

So. The horizons expand and we gain perspective. The world is no longer flat, but round. THE spiritual life is bigger than OUR spiritual life. The commands of God become more important than human traditions.