The Main Thing
There is an mistaken idea today that the main reason we attend worship is to “get something out of the service”, rather than going there to give our worship to God. This is a selfish motive on our part. This is the reason people cannot be satisfied with the worship service when their emphasis is not on the proper object of worship, God. People want to “do their own thing” in the worship of the church. What the Bible has to say about worship for many people is of little consequence as long as they are happy and feel good.
The United States has produced the most entertainment-oriented people the world has ever known. We have more forms of amusement than has ever been know to man, but we still want more. In our age everything is designed to appeal to our emotions and to entertain us. Our pleasure-mad society gives little thought about pleasing God in their worship. We seem to have forgotten our worship service is to bring glory and honor to God, and not to entertain ourselves.
When we have people to sing to us and concerts to entertain us, we are not worshipping God; but we have become the spectators who are being entertained. Worship was never intended to be a spectator event. We dare not become the spectators, because in worship it is God who is the spectator.
How about you? When was the last time you found yourself lost in awe and amazment of God as you surrendered your heart in worship to Him?