What does it mean to worship in spirit and truth?
By Rev Dr S Mpofu
Dear family of faith, the word of God says:
“Believe me, … the time is coming when it will no longer matter whether you worship the Father on this mountain or in Jerusalem. But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way” (John 4:21-23).
We live in lamentations of faith, we are challenged by the efficacy of our salvation, our worship and our prayers. Yes, we are worried by the things happening around us.
In the context of our challenges today, we ask ourselves whether we are not living in the last times? We look everywhere for signs of the last times and conclude that the “time has come when true worshipers must worship in spirit and truth”. But what are you doing about your life?
Friends, what does it mean to “worship in spirit and truth?” Jesus is warning us about the efficacy of worship vis-a-vis our love of our places and positions. Many a times we tend to glorify ‘our this and that’ more than we will glorify the Saviour! Is it about your church or your faith! Is it about your church attendance or your character?
The Samaritan woman was concerned about the status of Mount Gerizim over Jerusalem but Jesus says Stop it! The issue is about your relationship with God. What matters most is your character, your morals, and your ethics.
Friends, Jesus replied, “Believe me, … the time has come when true worshipers must worship in spirit and truth”. This speaks to and of true transformation and transformative power and experience.
Let us not merely pride ourselves about our history, our past when our present realities are messed up! Let us fix our today and experience the efficacy of our salvation here and now. Friends, “God is looking for those who will worship him in spirit and truth”! Where do you stand?
As you reflect over God’s word today,
Be safe and blessed