Have you ever noticed that when it comes to details, there are people who are more specific in nature and people who are more general in nature.
Specific people meticulously read the instructions before starting. General people just jump in, occasionally glancing over the instructions…if they look at them at all.
Specific people will sit at a red light for five minutes waiting for the light to change…even when no one else is at the intersection. General people will stop at the red light, but if no one else is there, and they’re already been waiting longer than they think they should, they will drive on.
Specific people see a rule as something to be followed. General people see a rule as something to be considered.
When it comes to worship, are you more general or specific?
Worship is the exclusive dedication of awe and obedience to God. (Ex. 20:3) (Matt. 22:37) (John 4:21-24) Rom. 12:1) In Deuteronomy chapter 12, God reminds His people to be specific when it comes to worshipping Him. He warns them against a general approach to worship which merely pieces together ideas and practices that are fashionable or titillating. God clearly outlines the “hows” of worship, as well as the “wheres” of worship. Later, Jesus will reveal the deeper intent of worship…worship from the spirit and the heart. (John 4:24)
What does all of this mean for us? God deserves and demands our worship, and we should worship Him specifically rather than generally. Though God is always there and we can always communicate with Him, there should be specific times when we take specific steps to focus specifically on Him., and offer who we are specifically for His glory and service.
Don’t settle for impotent generalities when it comes to worshiping God. Be specific!