Re: So I went to my husbands church...
James 4:6, 10 tells us, "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up"
Worship Leader : lets us raise our hands in worship
person 1: Why is he telling me to raise my hands, I hate it why is he telling me what to do
person 2: lifts their hands without question
Of these two persons which one is the humble one?
But the hour is coming, and now is, when true worshipers will worship.The true worshipers here are worshiping .Maybe I phrased my question the wrong way .What I wanted is for you to show how worship was done from the scriptures. You will find out there is a lot of bowing down going on .
7 “Let us go to his dwelling place,
let us worship at his footstool, saying,
8‘Arise, Lord, and come to your resting place,
you and the ark of your might.
9 May your priests be clothed with your righteousness;
may your faithful people sing for joy.’ ”
(1)In worshiping there is saying , which means words a being spoken.
2 Chronicles 29
27 Then Hezekiah ordered that the burnt offering be offered on the altar. When the burnt offerings began, the song of the Lord and the trumpets began, accompanied by the instruments of David king of Israel. 28 The whole assembly was worshiping, singing the song, and blowing the trumpets—all of this continued until the burnt offering was completed.
(2) In worship there is singing and playing of instruments ,the whole assembly was worshiping singing the song.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
(3) Living a holy life is true worship
I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.
Lifting of hands
Praise and Worship are two different activities.
Praise is about exhalting t someone. That is why a person can be praised but not worshiped . After David had killed Goliath the women sang a song praising David and Saul.Praise involves singing ,dancing,words,shouting ,clapping hands .
1 O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.
6 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.
7 For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.
The weapons of our warfare are not carnal.Praise is one of our weapons.
Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies,to silence the foe and the avenger.
That last part of pslam 47:7 is very interesting ,sing ye praises with understanding.Whatever you do do it with understanding. do not be like the people in Jude:10 who slander whatever they do not understand.
Relationship with God
Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. 21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
My understanding of having a relationship with God is this. God the father is in heaven but the holy spirit who is that teacher mentioned here ,lives in me .It is he who I relate with , he tells me this the way walk in it , I say to him lord I don't understand this teach me your ways that I may walk in them (basically we are in conversation and this is not the same as worship)