THE COST OF WORSHIP (2) - WORSHIP COSTS SUFFERING
No one likes to suffer. However, suffering produces brokenness, which delivers individuals from being controlled by their flesh. When the flesh is not in control, one is able to lead others in worship, and others are able to worship God in purity. The scriptures declare,
Suffering aids in the believer forsaking sin and no longer living to please the flesh. Suffering’s perfect work is revealed in power and passionate worship. The scriptures reveal also that Jesus learned obedience through the things that He suffered.
Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered. Heb 5:8 (KJV)
If Christ learned obedience, the believer learns true obedience through the sufferings, which God allows. In turn, the believer will offer true worship to Christ. Suffering will prepare the believer for a vibrant worship experience.
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