Why so much fighting over worship?

It is an interesting reality that so many Christians fight over things related to worship.  When a person surveys the Word of God to find if there are any principles to be guided by in the area of worship, he does not find a lot of the information dealing with the form.  This should be a call to patience and understanding for those on both sides of the debate (traditional and contemporary).  Most of the discussion revolves around, surprise, God!  Everything in worship and in life revolves around Him! 

So what does this mean?  It means that a person’s life is to reflect loving devotion expressed through obedience to God’s Word.  God desires obedience over sacrifice.  God is looking for people to exalt Him.  Worship is expressed in many different ways.  Christians should recognize God as worthy for who He is and what He has done.  We cannot truly be worshiping in our church services, if our lives are marked by disregard for God’s Word elsewhere.  We cannot truly be worshiping in our church services, if our focus is on whether we like the music or not.  Maybe, one of the most necessary forms of worship that we can present God with during our times is, a broken and contrite heart (Ps. 51:17).  Maybe, God just wants us to humbly repent of our selfishness, then we will truly be worshiping.

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