Whom do you Worship?

Okay, this seems a simple enough question – when you pray in your home, to whom are you praying? When you worship in church, whom is your church worshiping? Why, God, of course! Are you?

We believe in a Triune God – Father, Son, and Spirit. So, I will ask again – Whom do you Worship? To whom do you pray?

This answer should also be simple, and immediate: the Father, and the Father alone. It is to the Father that worship is due. Not the Son, nor the Spirit, but the Father alone.

Jesus is very clear on this, yet I often hear people, pastors, congregations saying how they worship Jesus, or pray to the Spirit. Jesus never advocated us to pray to him (or the Spirit) quite the opposite:

Matt 6:6 “But, when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father…”

Matt 6:9 “Pray like this: Our Father who…”

John 15:16 “whatever you ask the Father in my name…”

John 16:23 “If you ask anything of the Father, he will give it to you in my name.”

Jesus’ every will and act was done, not for His own glory, but for the Fathers:

Matt 5:16 “…give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

Matt 16:27 “For the Son of Man is to come with His angels in the glory of His Father…”

John 4:23 “the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth”

John 5:19 “the Son can do nothing of His own accord, but only what He sees the Father doing.”

When Jesus prayed, it was to the Father; when He taught us to pray, it was to the Father. Jesus tells us of the Spirit not that He will send the Spirit, but that the Father will send the Spirit in Jesus’ name. Everything comes from the Father, all worship is due to the Father alone. While Jesus tells us that He and the Father are one, as is the Spirit, He has made it clear that it is to the Father alone that we are to pray and it is the Father alone to whom worship is due.

 

So, again, I ask: Whom do you Worship?

5 thoughts on “Whom do you Worship?

    • It is. And it’s a trap all of us are guilty of falling into, self included. Our church services are often so centered around the message that Jesus brought, that we often forget whom the message was about. For the Apostles, and Jewish converts, it wasn’t all that difficultl because the Synagogue services were all centered around the message from God (OT), our services tend to be centered around Jesus (NT) so we sometimes forget that the message, while from Jesus, was about God.

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      • I think we can all be forgiven for directing our prayers to Jesus or to the Holy Spirit, especially since the Spirit prays for us when we cannot and since Jesus brought us to our Father and remains our advocate with Him.

        Yet you are right: Jesus always told us he was here to do our Father’s will and he did teach us to pray to our Father. Ponderful post. 🙂

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