Worship is More Important
Today, we are going to learn that worship is more important! Think of worship as our response to who God is and what he has done or is doing. As far as what is worship more important than, I will throw the question back to you and our listeners with a twist. Try and think of something more important than our response to who God is and what he has done?
About the Story
Last week, we heard the story of Jesus at a wedding and turning water into wine. After the wedding, he went to Capernaum and then to Jerusalem. It was nearly time for the Passover celebration, a celebration that looks back on an event that led to Israel leaving Egypt and no longer being slaves to the Egyptians. Jesus with his disciples goes to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover.
What is more, important than worshipping God? Nothing is more important than our response to God! That is what worship is. People responding to who God is and what he has done in a way that makes him smile! Simply put, worship is more important.Tweet
This story is a great reminder that worship is more important. Worshipping God was the primary purpose of the temple. The temple was the house of God, and the place people came to worship Him.
Considering that it took 46 years building the temple, and millions of dollars in today’s money. Why would you do anything with it beyond it’s intended purpose? If it was that important to them in the first place, then why change what happens in the temple.
Notice how Jesus referred to his body as a temple? The apostle Paul who wrote lots of the New Testament, says in 1 Corinthians 6:19, “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honour God with your body.”
As a Christian, my body is a temple for the Holy Spirit. If the physical temple’s purpose was to be a place of worship, then considering that my physical body is a temple for the holy spirit, my purpose is to worship God!
Another letter that Paul wrote was to the Romans. In Romans Chapter 12, verse 1, he says, ‘And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.’
What is more, important than worshipping God? Nothing is more important than our response to God! That is what worship is. People responding to who God is and what he has done in a way that makes him smile! Simply put, worship is more important.