"The true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: for such doth the Father seek to be his worshipers." ....John 4:23

"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart" ...Deut 6:5. The Decalogue opens with God's claim to exclusive worship. This expression of God's will is not only His command, it is also His desire. But if the ten commandments show us what gives God joy, the temptations in the wilderness reveal what will bring joy to Satan. In both cases it is worship. So with worship we have one thing that both God and Satan desires. By it we can satisfy either heaven or hell. Therefore worship is priceless!

Today in the Church as the body of Christ, Satan's whole idea is to rob God of worship by ensnaring Christians into some kind of idolatry distraction. Idolatry is that which claims another besides God, to be worthy of worship. Satan, as the god of this world and its system, has set up many idols that are designed to ensnare the unsuspecting and ignorant of God's people. Who would ever suspect any of the following to be masterminded by Satan? The Arts, Commerce, Education, Sport Entertainment, Music, Politics, Literature, Philosophy, Science, Culture, Law, or Religion. The Lord Jesus made this statement of fact: "The whole world is under the control of the evil one." (1 John 5:19 NIV) It is our privilege as God's people to counteract this by holding our worship exclusively for God Himself.

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