A few last thoughts on worship—the topic I haven't been able to exhaust this week.
"... for the Father is seeking such to worship Him."
~ John 4:23 (NKJV)
Aren't we supposed to be the seekers, chasing after God? Yet Jesus says the Father also seeks us, worshipers in spirit and truth.
That omniscient God always sees us isn't new knowledge:
The eyes of the LORD are in every place,
Keeping watch on the evil and the good.
~ Proverbs 15:3 (NKJV)
But do we consider that He not only looks after us ...
And the Angel of the LORD said to [Hagar]: "... the LORD has heard your affliction..." Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, You-Are- the-God-Who-Sees.
~ Genesis 16:11-13 (NKJV)
... He also hunts after us, as treasure?
"For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him."
~ 2 Chronicles 16:9 (NKJV)
And then He gives all He has to obtain that treasure:
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it."
~ Matthew 13:45-46 (NKJV)
I've asserted more than once that God actually needs us, because He has impressed it so often upon my heart. That concept runs counter to everything we know about omnipotent God. But consider His great love for us, and these closing words:
"Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.'
Mature love says: 'I need you because I love you.' "
~ Dr. Erich Fromm
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