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Reason 3: Worship Prepares Us for Sanctification

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Excerpt from Plugging Into Real Worship

Another well known story is that of King David and Bathsheba.  Without reexamining all of the details of the story, suffice to say that David sinned against God in having Bathsheba’s husband killed.  God executed punishment on David for having Uriah killed.  This punishment involved the death of David’s illegitimate son with Bathsheba.  David confessed his sin before God, mourned his son’s death and repented.  Until his son died, David did not eat and lay prostrate on the ground all night.

 “And David arose from the earth and washed, and anointed himself, and changed his clothing, and came into the house of Jehovah and worshiped. And he came to his house, and commanded, and they brought bread before him and he ate. And David comforted his wife Bathsheba. And he went in to her and lay with her. And she bore a son. And he called his name Solomon. And Jehovah loved him.” (2 Samuel 12:20, 24)

 David arose from the earth after his son’s death, washed and anointed himself, changed his apparel, and came into the house of the Lord and worshiped.  The Lord forgave David, gave him and Bathsheba another son, Solomon and the Lord loved him (Solomon).

 “We know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and do his will, him he heareth.” (John 9:31, ASV)

 Because King David was a worshiper of God, and he was a man after God’s heart, David’s worship prepared him for sanctification.  His heart would be set-apart, holy and pure before God.  It was this purification after having sinned that moved the ear and hand of God back toward David and Bathsheba and blessed them.

© Andrew Logan

About the Author:

Andrew Logan has been an integral part of worship for more than 20 years. Passionately, he escorts others into the Presence of God. Andrew maintains that worship invites God to meet with us to bring lasting life transformation that won’t come any other way.

Andrew developed a personal relationship with Jesus Christ during a time of intense struggle in his personal life. Having a strong passion for music, he served the Lord in music ministries in several churches. A few years later, the founder of Life Bible Ministries International, Dr. Harold Hagen ordained Andrew and asked him to lead worship there.

After a rewarding career of more than twenty years in Information Technology, he transitioned into full-time Pastoral Ministry. Andrew now serves as senior pastor of All Nations Word and Worship Center.

Author of Plugging Into Real Worship

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