In Exodus, we read of Israel’s struggle to get free from slavery in Egypt. Before Moses even helped free them from Egypt, the people of Israel danced and worshipped God when they realized Moses was chosen by God to help free them. Yet, when they were trapped between the sea and Egypt’s armies, they complained to Moses that they should be back in slavery.
So, what this means is their worship was based on their own current circumstances, not based on who God is. If we worship God based on who He is, since God never changes, worship should be the same. If we worship God based on our current circumstances, then worship of God would be similar to what the Israelites did.
They went from being trapped and complaining to worshipping God the next moment, after Moses had led them through the sea (on dry land). Is this how we should worship God, based on our circumstances? That’s the easiest and most natural way for us as humans, but if we worship God in Spirit and in truth (as in John 4:24), then worship isn’t based on how we feel but rather based on who God is.
So, instead of worshipping God based on your circumstances, worship Him for who He is, as He never changes.
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