Sunday, January 16, 2011

Micah: True Worship

"Will God be pleased with thousands of rams and rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn as offering for my transgression, the best of my body for the sin of my soul? He has shown you what is good. What does God require of you? To live acceptably to God, have the right attitude, and to walk humbly with your God." [Micah 6. 7-8].

Micah outlined the goodness of God to Israel, asking why they've turned their backs to Him after His show of compassion. With such acts of mercy and kindness from an all-powerful God and Creator, the least His people should've done was to worship Him. How?

True worship acceptable to God is not what artificial worship man is accustomed with. We're often busy doing what we call "church worship"--that programmed ritual we do on Sundays involving a prelude, opening and closing prayers, scripture reading, special numbers, choir singing, praise and worship, and a sermon. Such a waste of time, energy, and money.

A very high form of worship is living out daily and each moment the truth in the bible. In Micah's words--"To act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with God." Nobody today (or very few) get the idea and start doing this high form of worship--living out the Jesus LIFE daily. Majority of "worshipers" in church still do it through their programmed worship. Why? Because they love it when they look glamorous in a church Sunday worship, with their formalities and stage presence and formal attires and decorum. All show.
 
God has rejected man's forms of worship. The present move of God in worship is Jesus--the Jesus LIFE. If the Father reveals His Son in you, and the true radical and revolutionary Jesus is seen in your life and body daily, each moment, then you're doing a very high form of worship acceptable to God.