Biblical Worship Is the Only Kind of Worship that Pleases God

And David and all the house of Israel were making merry before the LORD with all their might, with songs and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals. And when they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah put out his hand to the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled. And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there because he put forth his hand to the ark; and he died there beside the ark of God.
— 2 Samuel 6:5-7

Oh Uzzah. You should have read Numbers 4 before walking next to that ark ... “And when Aaron and his sons have finished covering the sanctuary and all the furnishings of the sanctuary, as the camp sets out, after that the sons of Kohath shall come to carry these, but they must not touch the holy things, lest they die...” 

David and his men are bringing up the ark of God’s presence because they want to worship, and although they are initially joyful and passionate the y are not in obedience as they should have been a) carrying the ark on poles, not a cart, and b) should have known better than to touch the ark. 

Some Christians today think that they can worship however they see fit, and truly, you can do whatever you want, but there is only one type of worship that God accepts, that which is commanded in Scripture in the Reading and Preaching of the word of God, music and singing that lifts Him up, praying and participating in the sacraments which came from the hand of Christ! Is this not enough? We would do well to heed the words, “Do not go beyond what is written…”

We are always trying to move on to something new, but it is the old we need! You will never find anything beyond Christ. We must make sure every practice in worship and everything said in messages comes from the word of God wherever you are. And we must also add to our worship obedience to God’s commands, lest our worship seem less than is the love of God the Father, the grace of the Son, and the filing of the Spirit that enable you to do both! 

In Prayer Today:

Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.