Topic: Orderly Worship
[DCLM Daily Manna 28 February 2019 Daily Devotional by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi]
Text: 1 Corinthians 14:6-40 (KJV)
Key Verse: “How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying” (1 Corinthians 14:26).
A man saw himself being carried to church in his dream. He saw the organist vigorously playing the organ, but no sound was heard. The choir and congregation began to sing, but their voices were not heard. Then the minister began, energetically to pray, but no tones came from his lips. The man turned in wonder to his angel guide, “you hear nothing said the angel, because there is nothing to hear. These people are not engaged in worship but only in the form of worship. Their hearts are not touched and this silence is the silence that is yet unbroken in the presence of God.”
The Corinthian church was as controversial as it was spiritually gifted. The immaturity exhibited by members in the use of spiritual gifts generated confusion and made their worship disorderly and unedifying. Apostle Paul had to call them to order and set out precepts for the proper use of spiritual gift in an orderly and edifying worship.
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The church is a people called out and taken out from the evil world. The members have repented, been forgiven and cleansed from sin and given a divine nature by Christ. The worship services should thus be orderly as led by the Spirit of God for the glory of His name. There should be a laid-down pattern of worship, which must be strictly observed so that new and old worshippers could be edified. It is not supposed to be a congregation for jesting, comedians’ entertainment, talent shows or a place to compete for laurels. The worship should not be chaotic, but a solemn worship where they hear God and He hears them.
As we await the imminent return of Christ to take His saints Home, the church must preach and teach the Word, pray with unfeigned faith and praise God in the beauty of holiness.
Thought For The Day: Orderly church services glorify God and edify the people.
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