In true Biblical worship, as we seek the Lord, something wonderful will happen. We worship by walking hand-in-hand with God the Father daily in confession, repentance, sacrifice, obedience, and thanksgiving. We saw in the first few studies that true worship happens... (1) when we deal with sin correctly, (2) when we bring the acceptable offering to the Lord, and (3) when we respond with complete obedience to the Lord no matter how great the personal cost. We also learned that true worship comes forth from a heart of gratefulness and thanksgiving.
Here is the new dynamic about worship. When we walk in belief (faith), the Father takes the initiative and comes to meet with us. After the battle with the kings, the Lord appears to Abraham in a vision. He reveals Himself as Abraham’s Shield and Reward, (Protector and Provider). In that place of worship Abraham reminded God about His promise for a son. Abraham tried to help God by bringing his servant Eliezer before the Lord as the heir and seed of promise. In this time of worship God gave Abraham a visual picture of the stars and renewed His promise of a son from his bowels. Two great results happened in this act of worship.
1. Abraham believed God at His Word.
2. God counted that belief as righteousness on Abraham.