Today’s Reading: Psalms 60-66
Today’s Reflection: Psalms 61:2
From the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
The heart of the Psalms is worship. We tend to think of worship as a specific activities we do in a specific place—singing, praising, praying, preaching and teaching in church or other religious gatherings, or perhaps actively spreading the gospel out on the streets, in our homes or workplaces. But if we examine the uses of the word worship throughout the Bible we see something else entirely:
– Worship happens all throughout the earth and can be done by everything in the earth (Psalms 96:1)
– When Jesus talks about recognizing God’s truth and living by the spirit, He calls it worship (John 4:23)
– When Paul talks about sacrificially offering our living being to God, he calls it spiritual worship (Romans 12:1)
So worship recognizes the truth of God, His creation, involves living in the spirit or in harmony with Him, and sacrificially fulfilling your individual God-given purpose through your life. In essence every aspect of our lives lived the way God would have us do it is an act of worship, which reflects His character. It is good to share the gospel at the workplace. It is even better to live it, by acting in a Godly, respectful, peaceful and just manner.
When we allow ourselves to be led to the rock, we are able to live lives of worship. When through our lives we lift up Jesus Christ, we are able to draw others to Him as well (John 12:32).
Colossians 3:23-24 – 23) Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24) knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.