Minster Before the Lord
We are not to be spectators or consumers when we go to church, but worshippers. We are to do the work of the ministry which is to worship Jesus. It is important that we cultivate a lifestyle of worship so that it becomes more natural. Take a cue from the Levites, the original temple workers.
“He appointed some of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, to extol, thank, and praise the LORD, the God of Israel:” “Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice. Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.” 1 Chronicles 16:4, 8-11 NIV
Worship is the Work of the Ministry
The Levites were one of the twelve tribes of Israel. When they entered the promised land, they weren’t assigned any of the territories. Their job was to minister at the temple. They performed the duties, assisting the priests. You see a detailed description of what they were supposed to do: Minister before the ark, praise God, make God’s name known, sing, testify of the wonderful acts. That sounds like a great job! They were to worship God on a daily basis.
Worship is our main job
Worship is essential to every Christian. David got this better than anyone. He appointed people whose sole job was to praise the LORD (1 Chron 16:4). Their role was to sing praise to God, give Him glory, and make His name known. While some may get to do that full time the rest of us are called to live a life where worship is weaved through every part of our lives. We are to seek His face daily, praise Him continually, and rejoice over the many blessings He has given us. Worship is more than just singing songs on Sunday; it is the recognition that God is worthy of all our praise and adoration. One of the best things we can do is cultivate a habit of worshipping Him.
Our Worship makes Christ’s name known
One of the best ways we can make Jesus’ name know is by our worship and testimony. How often do you tell others what God has done for you? Do you take the opportunity to share how He has impacted your life?