What do you suppose worship should look like? Is worship simply worship no matter who or what is honoured? Or should it look different for different people at different times?
God certainly thinks worship of Him should be set apart. He spent a lot of time giving Moses very specific instructions on how, when, and where worship was to take place.
Do not worship the Lord your God in the way these pagan peoples worship their gods. Rather, you must seek the Lord your God at the place of worship he himself will choose from among all the tribes—the place where his name will be honored.
Deuteronomy 12: 4-5 (NLT)
God doesn’t want (or need) the worship of the common gods. He wants (and even demands) uncommon worship. Our worship of Him should be set apart. It should look different. It should happen in a different place at a different time. It should stand out.
And the rest of the world should notice.
Our worship of the Lord our God should be so different as to be noticeable. If our praise and worship looks so much like the world’s that they can’t tell the difference, are we still worshipping in spirit and in truth?
Let your worship be uncommon. Look different. Act different. And let people see the difference. There is nothing common about the God we serve. So should there be nothing common about the way we honour Him.
Daily Bible reading: Deuteronomy 11-13, Mark 13:1-13