God is a Spirit; and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.
Our topical discussion text makes a profound statement on who God is and how one must worship Him. To worship God other than in truth is hypocrisy as He is truth and the insincere worshiper is looked upon as a hypocrite. What God requires from all worshipers is truth, honesty and sincerity with a heart that is focused on Him.
In verse 23 Jesus reveals several important points on worshiping God in spirit and truth and they are (a) worshipping in the spirit points to the level at which true worship occurs. Often times during church/worship service and the entire congregation is on one accord in worshipping God His presence is felt as all hearts and minds are focused on God. (b) To worship God in truth is a characteristic of God the Father, the incarnated Christ, and the intrinsic Holy Spirit who resides in every believer.
With that being said, all who worship and have set aside the truth of God's Word have in actuality set aside the very foundation of true worship. It is noteworthy for me to say that the purpose of worship is to draw near to God with an expression of joy and thankfulness for what He has done and continues to do in the lives of all believers. So then let's say that worship constitutes an expressed adoration and attitude that is God-centered.
Worship God with your total being.
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Great thoughts! Thanks.