I heard a story about someone who was visiting India for the first time and upon returning was showing some pictures of an Indian market. At one of the market booths, he had taken a picture of a man standing in front of several white, high quality, expensive washing machines. What caught his attention was that the machines were in the middle of their cycle with lids wide open, filled with dark colored water. The man was not selling washing machines. He was selling tea!
The man was very creative and resourceful in his tea business; however, he was not using the washing machines to do what they were made for. To get the correct result from anything we must first ask the question, “What is it made for?” I wonder how many of us have ever asked the question, “What are we made for?” Or “What am I made for?” For what purpose has God made us? John Stott stated that; “True worship is the highest and noblest activity of which man, by the grace of God, is capable.”
We are journeying through the first 5 books of the Bible (His Story) at a fast pace and Yahweh has just delivered His chosen people from 400 years of slavery in Egypt. Moses previously told Pharoah to let God’s people go so that they could celebrate a feast in the wilderness. They were to worship the One who defeated all the gods of Egypt and who parted the Red Sea when Moses stretched out his hand.
Would you classify yourself as a worshipper? Many people are asking this question these days, “God what are you up to?” I know! He is seeking worshippers plain and simple. He always has been, and His passion never wavers. If you doubt it, please read John 4 a couple of times.
This Sunday we are in chapter 5 of “The Story” which deals with commandments and covenants. Do you know the 10 commandments? Could you recite them all? I think most of us know the first one, “You shall have no other gods before Me.” The first commandment deals with your heart, my heart and worship. Let’s be honest. We all worship something or someone. Let’s come together this Sunday to worship, “The King of Kings.” Friends, He is the only One worthy of our devotion, praise, and worship.
A.W. Tozer said, ““Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So, one hundred worshipers meeting together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be, were they to become ‘unity’ conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship.”
Looking unto Jesus,