Two Kinds of Worship
Worship is defined as, “To honor or show reverence for as a divine being or supernatural power.”, “It is
declaring the greatness of someone or something.”
God will always be worshiped! Everything/everyone will worship him because he is in the highest place of all authority. No one is exempt. The question is how a Christian is to worship God? We know we have too, again, because he is God and worship is demanded due to his authority and position over everything.
Is this the only kind of worship there is? Worship because we have to?
There is a book in the bible called the Songs of Solomon that is rarely taught on. It can be quite mysterious into what its purpose is. I would like to give the entire story in a short, 2022 language. A woman is madly in love with a shepherd man, and he is madly in love with her. This woman searches after her love everywhere and is always asking where he is. She never gets distracted from her search. Her family doesn’t distract her, strangers don’t distract her, her maids don’t distract her, and the pursuit from a rich man doesn't distract her. She does everything she can to find him. God spoke to me about this book. He said that it’s overall message is, yes, love, but a different kind of love...it is passionate devotion. He used that term in place of the word love.
The woman was passionately devoted to the young shepherd man, and he was passionately devoted to her. Look at John 3:16 according to how God see us... “For God was so passionately devoted to the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.” Roman 5:8, “But God shows his passionate devotion for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” God chases us!
Here is what God wants from us, “And Jesus said, ‘If anyone is passionately devoted to me, will keep my word, and my Father will be passionately devoted to him, and we will come to him and we will make our home with him.’” How shall then we as Christians worship God? With passionate devotion! We chase him! Nothing distracts us from getting to him! That was his plan all along since the creation of man...relationship... worship backed by love.