Living According to God's Commands is Your True Worship of God!

This is worship to God: your holiness and your obedience to God. God does not call you to be impure but to be holy. See the following passage from the Bible: “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable,

5 not in passionate lust like the unbelievers, who do not know God; 6 and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister. The Lord will punish all those who commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before. 7 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. 8 Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit.” (1 Thessalonians 4:3-8).

Your entire life should be a continuous worship to God. That is why the Bible says “The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails—given by one shepherd. Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them. Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body. Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.” (Ecclesiastes 12:11-14).

It is all God created mankind for—to worship Him day and night and in everything we do in this life. We are supposed to worship Him in all our speeches, in all our thoughts; and in all our actions. From our waking hours to our sleep time should be all worship to our God, who has vested limitless love on all mankind. We must consider God in all we do just like we consider our parents in in our actions and behavior to avoid dishonoring their names. This is the true worship to God.

And not being gone-ho about doctrine and acting in ways that alienate everybody who does not accept our doctrines like we do. It is imperative to interact with one another in fellowship with Jesus Christ because it is through these interactions that we get the opportunity to serve God as He commanded—by serving our fellow man. There is nothing anyone of us does in this life that affects God either in a positive way or a negative way. God is simply out of reach when it comes to our actions and inactions. It is to safeguard the rights and the dignity of our fellow man—and in essence promote love among us—that made God give us commands. Look at the following passage:

“Look up at the heavens and see; gaze at the clouds so high above you. If you sin, how does that affect him? If your sins are many, what does that do to him? If you are righteous, what do you give to him, or what does he receive from your hand? Your wickedness only affects humans like yourself, and your righteousness only other people.” (Job 35:5-8). “People cry out under a load of oppression; they plead for relief from the arm of the powerful. But no one says, ‘Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night, who teaches us more than he teaches the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds in the sky?'” (Job 35:9-11).

God visited with Adam and Eve every evening at the Garden of Eden to fellowship with them as His children and friends. He knew that everything they did from morning to the evening time was according to His Will and He rewarded them by bringing His presence to them every evening. Nothing has changed as far as God’s Will for mankind is concerned. And that is why He sent His only begotten Son to die and restore mankind to holiness through faith in His Son Jesus Christ.

It is all about holiness brothers and sisters. We receive grace so we may be able to live holy; and we need holiness to be able to receive salvation and enter the kingdom of heaven, where we will spend eternity with God, Jesus Christ and the rest of the heavenly hosts. Grace is only the beginning and not the end. Grace is a means to the end and not the end itself. The entire focus of mankind for our successful return to holiness must be on love, not grace. You receive grace to be able to do all that you need to do—not so you can frame grace and celebrate around it. Grace was given to you and you contributed nothing to it being given to you. You simply and freely receive it by putting your faith in Jesus Christ and the blood He shed on your behalf at Calvary.

Therefore, if we did not make grace and did not merit grace and did not contribute to grace being given to us or any other person, why must we spend all our life focusing on grace? Because when you spend so much time on something you cannot add to or affect, you take away an equal amount of time from something you can affect.