“It is to be a sabbath of complete rest to you, and you shall humble your souls” (Lev 23:32)
The Sabbath was the Jews first introduction to what true worship was supposed to be like. The word ‘worship’ means to bow low. Worship is an act where we recognize the greatness of something else and the smallness of ourselves. Worship is a humbling act that gives us perspective.
We need perspective… and we need it regularly. If you’ve ever gotten on your high horse, worship will knock you back down to earth. There is something very freeing about remembering that we aren’t as big as we think we are. Humility is a necessary part of a healthy spiritual diet. It may taste more like broccoli than pie, but it has a lot more nourishment to it than the “we’re the greatest” message of today’s culture. Worship prepares you to serve, it equips you for the work of service we should be doing every day of our lives.
Worship isn’t about you. That’s why worship shouldn’t be about what we want it to be or how we want it to make us feel. Worship is the humbling of our souls to the Creator who made it. It is about bending our will to His, because we are small and He is not. Today’s “worship-tainment” atmosphere in religion misses the whole point.
“When I look at Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You care for him?” (Ps 8:3-4)
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