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Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

Zechariah 9:9

This passage of scripture is amazing because it describes the coming of Christ in Jerusalem hundreds of years before the event happens. We can read about this event in John 12 and Luke 19. It portrays this chaotic, loud environment where people lay palm branches on the ground proclaiming the name of Christ. Jesus is called the “King of Kings” in Revelation 19:11-16. But the people of this time were expecting a different type of King – they wanted a King that would free them. They worshipped Jesus for the miracles he performed and the wonderful stories they have heard. Their hearts weren’t in the right place and you see this as they would crucify him the following week. Before we judge, we are must look at ourselves and see we do the same thing with our worship.

The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught

Isaiah 29:13

God wants us to worship Him freely and truly. It’s all about the posture of our hearts and our outward posture reflects this heart posture (Psalms 28:2). We sometimes make worship all about us. We worship things that are not worthwhile. But worship is about reflecting the value and worth of God, not us. Romans 12:1 talks about presenting our bodies to God as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is our spiritual worship. If we go into this with distractions, we will miss out on the fullness of God.

A huge part of worship is gaining more of Christ (Philippians 1:20-21). There are several ways we can go about gaining more of Him. We need to come with hands empty to receive instead of full to give. Our worship needs to be radically God-centered. And worships should not be a means to an end. Our worship is a natural output of the value of our God.

Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ  

Ephesians 5:17-20

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