Worship and Honour


Worship and Honour

Worship and Honor in the Real World

Mark 11:7-8

7.....When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it.

8......Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields.

While an unknown owner supplied the colt on which Jesus rode
many in the crowd offered their coats to welcome and
honor Jesus as he came into town. Others spread branches showing their
honor and respect for Christ. It is a great moment of worship,
celebration, and joy. However, the real test of the crowd's loyalty
will come in the days that lie ahead for Jesus.

Like Christians who
celebrate God's grace, Jesus' love, and the Spirit's power on Sunday,
the real heart of worship will not be found in the crowds who share the
same faith and look on Jesus with joyous admiration.

No, the real test
will come in the dark hours of trial when our faith is confronted by
another, more hostile, crowd. Should we share in the joy of Jesus'
glory with those that share our faith? Absolutely! However, we must
realize the real test of that faith and the authenticity of our worship
will be determined by what we do when confronted by the darkness and
the hostile crowd!