Before Israelites were given the Promised Land, God warned, “that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’ You shall not worship the LORD your God in that way; for every abomination to the LORD which He hates they have done to their gods” (Deuteronomy 12:30-31 NKJV). Since God gave specific instruction as to the time, manner, and type of offerings He would accept as “worship,” His people should not alter nor adopt other people’s “worship” for themselves. But, what if those people were sincere? What if those people were talented in their worship? What if God’s worship did not attract big numbers of other people? Jesus said: “the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him” (John 4:23 NKJV). Make sure our worship is “in spirit and truth” as God demands.
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.