“You must not worship the Lord your God in their way.” – Deuteronomy 12: 4
Does it matter how we worship as long as we are worshipping God as revealed in the Bible. This verse causes us to pause! The warning is to avoid, not only turning from God, but also turning to other ways of worshipping him. The ‘how’ of worship matters as well as the ‘who’.
How are we called to worship?
The next verse gives us a clue. “Seek the place the Lord your God will choose . . . to put his Name there for a dwelling.” In other words the key to ‘right’ worship is about finding the place of God’s presence. That begins with us.
As we begin to worship, begin to find the truth of his presence within us, the Father’s love for us, his pleasure in us, and let our worship begin to flow from the knowledge of those truths.