It’s Not About You

“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

John 4:23-24

Ponder This

Have you ever heard a person say, “I went to church, but I didn’t get anything out of it?” It’s not about you. The question is, “Did God get anything out of it? Did you praise Him? Did you give Him glory?” What if somebody came to my birthday party and said, “Well, I didn’t get anything out of it.” It’s not about you; it’s about Him. We have come to worship Him and glorify Him. We’re to worship God “in spirit and truth” (John 4:24).

Some of you read about someone like the Samaritan woman and say, “I’m glad that wicked lady got saved. She sure needed it.” So do you. In the fourth chapter of John, we read of this woman from Samaria who was saved, and she needed it. In the third chapter of John, there was Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews and a religious leader. He also needed to be saved. What’s the lesson? There is no one so good they need not be saved and no one so bad they can’t be saved. Nicodemus was thirsty, and this woman was thirsty, and if you’re thirsty, what you’re thirsting for is the Lord Jesus Christ, the Living Water. He will save you, and He’ll keep you saved.

  • Who do you relate with more: the woman at the well or the religious leader, Nicodemus? Why?
  • When have you been focused on what you got out of worship instead of what you brought to God? What needs to change in your approach to worship?

Practice This

Read the Word and worship God for who He is instead of focusing on what you are getting out of it.

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