Reflections

The hour comes and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:23-24)

What did Jesus mean when He said that God must be worshiped, “in Spirit and in Truth?” He was answering a question. The woman at the well had just asked Him which was the right place to worship: Samaria or Jerusalem? (John 4:20) Jesus insisted that the group to which we belong, or the church we attend, or the leader we follow – none of these associations are necessary to worship God. In fact, there are no material methods or mediators necessary to worship Him. We have the freedom to personally and individually worship God directly from the heart, “in Spirit and in Truth.”
Worship that is, “in Spirit and in Truth,” is impossible unless it is solely through Jesus Christ by faith. Christ dwells in us through the Spirit of God and IS the Truth. My relationship to God through Him as my ONLY Mediator is essential. I am free from the need of any other mediators – person or church or religious thing – I need none of these to enhance my access to God. A TRUE worshiper is one who has been MADE TRUE UNTO GOD through a growing knowledge of the Truth Himself, Jesus Christ