WORSHIPING IN SPIRIT

Worship of God is as natural for mankind as a plant's turning to the light. References to worship may be found in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. The greater our apprehension of the absolute worth of God—His power, infinity, goodness, and majesty—the more our worship approaches the spiritual. David describes the adoration of God in these words (I Chron. 16:29): "Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness."

The nature of our offering discloses our understanding of God. To men who think of God as anthropomorphic, this offering has ranged from the first fruits of the soil to human sacrifice. This concept of a manlike God led to complicated rites and ceremonies in order to win God's favor or prevent His disfavor.

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