GodReflection: It’s Jesus Friday
The thought path I’ve attempted to follow under the title it’s Jesus is to remind myself Jesus is the path to God.
When I move from Jesus to the dos and don’ts I compile to please God I’ve left the path that leads to the Holy.
It is my belief that those of us who claim the name Christian would increase our witness to non-believers if we were to place Jesus in his rightful place as head and let life—and worship—flow from him.
If Jesus is my King, my Lord, and my Master, if I want to offer right worship to God, shouldn’t I first look to Jesus for my example and for my instructions?
In a cursory reading of the Gospels here is what I find.
Jesus always approaches his Father with complete humility and subjection. He’s drawn to Father God to commune, to be with Him, and to find the strength he needs for his walk upon earth.
Jesus prays and he sings.
As he reflects the nature of God he walks with a pure heart. He serves and calls the lost, the hurting, the sick, and disenfranchised.
By his daily walk—in both example and teaching—he reveals God’s exact nature in a manner never before seen by mankind.
He teaches total surrender to the Father.
He teaches me to remember his life, death, and resurrection by symbolic bread as a representation of his body and by the blood red juice of the grape as a representation of his blood that flowed from the cross.
From a hill and a cross Jesus shows the price God was willing to pay so that He could exchange my sin for holy purity that flows from the blood of the sinless Son of God.
Here are my questions:
If I only had access to the story of Jesus as recorded in the four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, wouldn’t I have enough information to decide for or against surrendering my life to Jesus?
And should I surrender wouldn’t the obvious uncontrolled response be worship?
And, if I decide to allow him to be my King, and Lord, wouldn’t those same four writings provide me with enough instruction and insight to offer my sacrifice of worship to the Holy in both my daily walk and in corporate worship with the church?
I can’t seem to escape the conclusion that right Jesus makes right worship.
Dr. Gary J. Sorrells – A GodReflection on Right Jesus Makes Right Worship.