In the First Post we looked at what worship is. Today we are going to look as why we worship.
John 4:7-10 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” 8 For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. 9 Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.10 Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.
There are several reasons that people worship but we see three here that show us our need to worship. The first is that we need something deeper. This well that Jesus was sitting at was a holy place. It was a well that Jacob had dug and then given to his son Joseph. The Samaritans came to this mountain where the well was to worship. They were looking for something deeper and a well is symbolic of something deep. Jesus used this place to show the woman her desire to be touched by God
The second reason we need to worship is that we are thirsty. I am not talking about needing a drink of tap water but our soul needing something to refresh the dusty state it has become. How do we become dry? It is through our sin. There is only one other time Jesus asked for a drink and that was on the cross after the sin of the world had been placed upon Him. Sin makes us dry and thirsty (Jer 2:13). Jesus asked this lady for a drink to show her the sin in her life. We need to get rid of the sin in our life by repenting of it and being made clean by the Living Water of His grace.
The final reason we need to worship is for the Living Water. Jesus tells her that He will give her Living Water and she will thirst no more. Is 44:3 says that He will flood our lives with this water and it will cascade down to the next generation. We worship so that it will affect us and our children. Living water gives us life and life abundantly (Eph 3:20). When we worship we come with the expectation that God will respond in kind by pouring it out on us.
Come bodly to the throne so that we might be flooded with His living waters.