Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:
You already learned that you must worship in spirit and truth, but specifically how should you worship? What type of worship is acceptable in this new “tabernacle of David” which God is restoring.
Worship in the Bible was very reverent at times. People fell on their faces, meditated, and were silent before God. But worship was also joyous, noisy, and exuberant. It was said of Israel, the “shout of the King is among them.” When there was noise in the tabernacle, God’s presence was there. When there was no noise, He was not present.
Some people object to this type of exuberant worship. They say it is “indecent and out of order.” The Bible does say “Let all things be done in decency and order,” but the emphasis should be on “LET ALL THINGS BE DONE” (I Corinthians 14:40).
Some think exuberant worship is foolish and unnecessary. But the Bible reveals a link between what appears to be foolish in our thinking and God’s power and blessing. Consider these “foolish” things:
-Moses lifting his rod over the Red Sea and the waters parting.
-Israel shouting and the walls of Jericho falling down.
-Gideon and 300 men with pitchers, lanterns, and trumpets overcoming a Midian army.
-The blind man washing in Siloam Pool to receive sight.
-Naaman washing in the muddy Jordan River for healing of leprosy.
-Peter finding tax money in the mouth of fish.
In this lesson you will learn both reverent and exuberant ways to worship God. Worship is one
of the greatest Biblical principles of mobilization, for true worship motivates and mobilizes
people for God.
Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.