Come And Worship With Us!
Posted: Tuesday, June 14
1 Kings 12:20-13:34
Verse of the day:
Let us go to the sanctuary of the Lord; let us worship at the footstool of his throne. (Psalm 132:7)
When was the last time you purchased something online? Most likely, it was less than a month ago. In the past few years, online shopping has become a convenient way to purchase the goods and services that you need. So, I wonder “why go to the mall at all?” “Why deal with the crowds, the noise, and the parking if you can buy everything you need from the comforts of your own home?” I would rather buy online than set a foot in a store.
Sadly, we’ve applied this shopping approach to the way we view corporate worship. Why wake up early and go to church on Sunday morning? Why go to church on a Wednesday night after a long day of work? After all, we can play worship songs in our cellphone and worship at home. We can turn on the computer and watch a famous preacher. We can even give our tithes online. So, it is very easy to assume that we don’t need to interact with people in order to worship God. However, even though it is possible, it is not God’s way.
For example, look at Psalm 132:7. It was written as an invitation, a nudge, a little push for the Israelites to go up to Jerusalem as a group to worship the One and true God. Today, it is a remainder to us of the value of corporate worship. We were never meant to worship by ourselves. In fact, as you study the Bible, you realize that all the metaphors used to describe the church speak about a group and not lone individuals. The church is a body, a flock, a building, and a holy nation.