Daily Devotional for Sunday September 09, 2018

Scripture:

John 4:23 – “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.” (NASB)

Observation:

My wife reminds me that copying is the greatest form of flattery. I thought about that as I tried to make a chair spindle look like the originals. One of the chairs that we have had broken a spindle beyond repair; and it had to be replaced. Taking the piece of wood to the sander, I kept taking more and more off so that it looked like an original. Although it will never look exactly like an original, I can do my best to be true to the form and type of it. Today's verse speaks of worshipping the Father in spirit and truth and that worshipping like that is true worship. Jesus worshipped the Father by giving His life for us. Now, I will never be Christ, but I try to be like Him. Maybe you do too. That means our worship of the Father should be as close to Jesus' as possible. I wonder if we have taken enough of us off so that we begin to live like Jesus, to act like Jesus, to love like Jesus that would be true worship of the Father. Worship is not just singing songs in church; it is a way of life. So are we copying Jesus’ example?

Application:

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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