In Spirit and in Truth
When you really think about Jesus’ conversation with the woman at the well and the fact that He revealed the life that she was hidding, truth becomes more relevant when Jesus begins to speak of the Father seeking those who would worship Him in Spirit and in truth. The Lord knows who we are and who we pretend to be. Whether willing to admit it or not we have all sewn fig leaves for ourselves. When the Lord asked Jacob his name that was Him asking him his identity which was lier, grabber of the heel, deceiver and thief. In his wrestling with the Lord his name was changed to Israel. God doesn’t want us to come to him with our lips but our heart. When the woman at the well had her past revealed by the Lord she was naked so to speak. What happens next is awesome. He told her that she spoke the truth when she said she had no husband. How foolish to think that anything can be hidden from God.
Jesus revealed His divinity to a sinful woman who in turn evangelizes an entire town.
Worship must be in Spirit. We can’t begin to worship a holy God the way He desires to be worshiped so He gives us His Holy Spirit to worship through us. Truth is the second requirement in worship. The Lord would have us come to Him without the fig leaves we cover ourselves with. He knows who we truly are and who we pretend to be as i said above. When we are truthful as to who we are I believe that we can then be truthful with God.
Because of Adams sin he was afraid of God. God does not want us to be afraid of Him. He wants us to fear Him and that’s for our own good but not to be afraid of Him. Coming to God in truth is coming to Him as He sees you and realizing that He already knows and still Loves you.
Worship is the goal of evangelism and
evangelism is the result of true worship.