The Samaritan knew about God but did not know God. In a single interaction, she knew the marks of a genuine prophet and she was quick to present her own credentials but Jesus confronted her with acceptable worship. Our worship is only acceptable if it conforms to the divine prescription. The Samaritans were worshipping in a trial-and-error manner, but Jesus said, “We know what we worship. For the salvation of mankind is to come from our race.” (Phillips translation). The big question is ARE YOU SAVED? ARE YOU GENUINELY BORN AGAIN? If yes, then read the next paragraph: 1 John 3: 6 (Amplified) says; “No one who abides in Him [who remains united in fellowship with Him — deliberately, knowingly, and habitually] practices sin. No one who habitually sins has seen Him or known Him.” If you are a regular and habitual sinner then, YOU DO NOT KNOW WHO YOU WORSHIP.
There is hope for you today. God doesn’t want you to assume on your stand, singing empty songs on Sundays and worshipping in a location (e.g. your church building or a particular mountain like this woman). Are you struggling with sins in your life that render your worship unacceptable? Then you can pray this simple prayer today:
PRAYER: “Lord I open my heart for You to take your rightful place. I know You died for me on the cross but I find myself falling into this sin (…mention it to the Lord, HE knows…) forgive me and give me grace to worship you in spirit and in truth in Jesus’ name.”If you have prayed that prayer and you need help breaking free from besetting sins and addictions, call our help line on +2348037252124.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Numbers 2:1-3:51, Mark 11:27-12:17, Psalm 47:1-9, Proverbs 10:24-25