Embrace a Wise Methodology of Worship!
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!” Psalm 111:10
Proverbs 9:10 states, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” This scripture reinforces the idea that when it comes to worship, one should seek wisdom and apply it to gain knowledge and understanding from one’s faith journey. Knowing who you are as a believer is key when embarking on this spiritual endeavor. It is essential to know your identity in Christ, for only then can you begin to have an accurate view of who God is and his will for your life.
Applying or embracing wise methodology will allow you to develop a spiritual relationship with God through prayer, obedience, and submission, ultimately allowing him greater access into your life and allowing yourself greater access to his presence. Of course, worship can come in many forms, such as prayer, charity work, or simply celebrating the beauty of creation. However, the form of wise worship most people ignore in this generation is physical and mental. When approaching this form of devotion, remember that each individual’s journey with faith will be unique and personal. The goal should ultimately be striving towards holiness through our actions. To do this, we must put effort into understanding scripture and actively applying its teachings to our everyday lives.
Ephesians 5:15-17 says, “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise.”
Romans 12:1 is a powerful reminder to all believers in Christ, encouraging them to present themselves as living sacrifices for the Lord. This scripture espouses a wise methodology of worship that should be adopted by all those seeking to live lives of faithfulness to God. The New International Version of this scripture reads, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, because of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.” Understanding this calling more fully helps to consider what it means when Jesus tells us we are called ‘living sacrifices.’ It means that our lives are not our own but God’s glory.
Remember, worshiping God is a core fundamental of the Christian faith, but knowing the best form of worship can be difficult. Applying wisdom to your worship practices can ensure that you engage in an effective and meaningful spiritual practice. According to Ephesians 5:15-17, Christians should “walk circumspectly” when engaging in their daily activities as a sign of their commitment to Christ and His teachings. This same level of dedication should be applied when worshiping God — and this is where wisdom comes into play. Amen. James 3:13 says, “Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct, let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.” Amen.
Lord Jesus, I thank you for your wisdom in my life.
Holy Spirit, help me in my daily conduct to know what I am doing wrong and how to correct it. In Jesus’ name. Amen.