Life Is Worship

Why the title “Life Is Worship”?

Deuteronomy 6:4-9 says, “[4] Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. [5] You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. [6] And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. [7] You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. [8] You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. [9] You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” (ESV) Worship is essentially a demonstration of what someone or something is worth to us. Moses instructed Israel to love and to worship God with every fiber of their being, valuing Him above all else. Christ identified this command as the most basic principle of life.

Everything you do in life, whether it is as simple as talking to your children, sitting in your house, or walking down the sidewalk (including all of the attending words, thoughts, emotions, attitudes, and motives), is an act of worship, showing everyone around you how much (or little) you value Christ (see also 1 Cor. 10.31). You worship either Christ or self. There is no aspect of life that does not reflect this worship. Thus, all of life is worship.

My name is Matt Jury. I am a worshipper of Christ Jesus crucified. I am the husband of my wife and best friend, and I am the father of two beautiful daughters.

5 thoughts on “Life Is Worship

  1. Matt, you’re spot-on that worship requires change. But changing style of a Sunday service seems to be about all many people are interested in.

  2. Tim, most people consider worship to be an event rather than a lifestyle. That is why they are more concerned with the change of the style of the church service than they are with the pursuit of holiness.

  3. Really liked what you said, here, “You worship either Christ or self.” So, good to see other believers blogging about worship. At Jason Ministries we are dedicated to teaching the church concerning it’s purpose — true worship. Come visit our blog site when you get the time.

  4. Pingback: When Work is Worship | Striving For Reality

  5. I like the title of your blog “Life is Worship”. If we are truly surrendered to Christ, then our life is the sermon. Our life, our work, our times of rest are unto the Lord.

    Oswald Chambers once wrote that the man who is in the Presence of God is the will of God.

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