Why Worship?

True meaning of Fear

  • Worship

Matthew 4:10
World English Bible (WEB)

10 Then Jesus said to him, “Get behind me,[a] Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and you shall serve him only.’” [b]

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 4:10 TR and NU read “Go away” instead of “Get behind me”
  2. Matthew 4:10 Deuteronomy 6:13

Deuteronomy 6:13
World English Bible (WEB)

You shall fear Yahweh your God; and you shall serve him, and shall swear by his name.
  • Fear –> Worship

Redeem the time

  • By Wisdom

Proverbs 9:10-11
World English Bible (WEB)

10 The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom.
    The knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
11 For by me your days will be multiplied.
    The years of your life will be increased.

How to by wise? 

How to understand the Will of God?

Ephesians 5:15-20
World English Bible (WEB)

15 Therefore watch carefully how you walk, not as unwise, but as wise;16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore don’t be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 Don’t be drunken with wine, in which is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; singing, and making melody in your heart to the Lord;20 giving thanks always concerning all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to God, even the Father;

  • Be filled with the Spirit
    • Passive Command
    • Be allowed to be filled with the Spirit
  • How do you allow you to be filled with the Spirit
    • Worship
    • speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; singing, and making melody in your heart to the Lord

Result of Worship: Better Human Mechanism

  • Better Husband-Wife relationship
  • Better Children Parents relationship

Ephesians 5:22-28
World English Bible (WEB)

22 Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, and Christ also is the head of the assembly, being himself the savior of the body. 24 But as the assembly is subject to Christ, so let the wives also be to their own husbands in everything.

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the assembly, and gave himself up for it; 26 that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word, 27 that he might present the assembly to himself gloriously, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without defect. 28 Even so husbands also ought to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself.

Don’t be bound by the opinions of people

Interesting statement to Paul

  • Delivering you from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom I send you
  • Set free from people and their opinions to help people
    • Otherwise you cannot help people

Acts 26:15-18
World English Bible (WEB)

15 “I said, ‘Who are you, Lord?’

“He said, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. 16 But arise, and stand on your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose: to appoint you a servant and a witness both of the things which you have seen, and of the things which I will reveal to you; 17 delivering you from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom I send you, 18 to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive remission of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

Proverbs 29:25
World English Bible (WEB)

25 The fear of man proves to be a snare ( Brings threat ),
    but whoever puts his trust in Yahweh is kept safe.

How to Award Employees?

1 Corinthians 15:10
New King James Version (NKJV)

10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

  • Access based on results
  • God Gives grace. The people who use that grace will be more productive
    • For those who use that Grace which God gave, means that the grace didn’t go in vein.
    • Paul didn’t use the grace in vein
  • God Gives grace in various ways
    • The grace of Good colleagues
    • The grace of Good company
    • The grace of Good Clients
    • The grace of Good resources
    • The grace of Good Manager
  • Works reflects whether the grace has been used in your life.
  • Flow with Grace
  • Use the Grace
  • God rewards you for using that grace which He first gave you
  • Award them based on their results

Fathering in Bible

Approval from the Father in heaven

Matthew 3:17
New King James Version (NKJV)

17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

Note: At this time Jesus haven’t even performed one miracle, but still the Lord spoke about Jesus “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

Resulted in Jesus Overcoming Temptations

  • As a result, Jesus overcame the temptations of the devil ( the lust of the flesh; the lust of the eyes; the pride of life )

Non Approval of Manoah ( Samson’s Father )

Judges 13:22-23
New King James Version (NKJV)

22 And Manoah said to his wife, “We shall surely die, because we have seen God!”

23 But his wife said to him, “If the Lord had desired to kill us, He would not have accepted a burnt offering and a grain offering from our hands, nor would He have shown us all these things, nor would He have told us such things as these at this time.”

  • Manoah, himself was a fearful person

Resulted in Samson’s failure

 

Zeal without Knowledge is not good

Romans 10:1-3

English Standard Version (ESV)

10 Brothers[a], my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. 2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness.

Footnotes:

a. Romans 10:1 Or Brothers and sisters

Proverbs 19:2

World English Bible

It isn’t good to have zeal without knowledge; nor being hasty with one’s feet and missing the way.

Holman Christian Standard Bible

Even zeal is not good without knowledge, and the one who acts hastily sins.

NET Bible

It is dangerous to have zeal without knowledge, and the one who acts hastily makes poor choices.

First sign of receiving wisdom

Story of Solomon

  • Solomon went to the Mount Gibeon, where Tabernacle of Moses was located
  • There was no Presence of God, because the arc of covenant was not there
  • Arc: Symbol of Gods Presence
  • Solomon gave 1000 burnt offering
  • On that night Solomon received wisdom
  • First sign of receiving wisdom, Solomon straight went to Zion and he worshiped before the arc

Mount Zion

  • Mount zion, picture of Jesus’s unmerited favour.

Direction of Wisdom

  • Wisdom takes us to the place, where there is the presence of God

 

A greater than Solomon is here

Luke 11:31
New King James Version (NKJV)

31 The queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and indeed a greater than Solomon is here.

A greater than Solomon is here who is Jesus
When Jesus is inside us, Wisdom is inside us because Jesus is Wisdom

Do not provoke your children to anger

Colossians 3:21
New King James Version (NKJV)

21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

Ephesians 6:4

New King James Version (NKJV)

4 And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.

New Living Translation (NLT)

4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.

Highest form of mans wisdom

Old Testament Wisdom

Old Testament Wisdom by Solomon is the highest form of wisdom a normal person could achieve

Ecclesiastes 5:2
New King James Version (NKJV)

2 Do not be rash with your mouth,
And let not your heart utter anything hastily before God.
For God is in heaven, and you on earth;
Therefore let your words be few.

  • God is in heaven
  • We on earth

New Testament Wisdom

But now,

  • We are seated with Christ
  • We are not normal person
  • We have received Supernatural Wisdom

Christ is our Wisdom

Joseph increasing in Wisdom

  • Joseph saw dreams when he was small : but he was not able to interpret
  • Nebuchadnezzar saw dreams : but Nebuchadnezzar was not able to interpret
  • So dreams are common with everyone.

The day after Joseph overcame sin, He started increasing in wisdom which can be proved by his new ability to interpret dreams. Joseph end up interpreting Nebuchadnezzar ( King of Babylon ) dream