I want to talk about Worship, what it is and what it is not.
First, let’s define the word.
Worship – 1) to bow down
a) (Qal) to bow down
b) (Hiphil) to depress (fig)
1) to bow down, prostrate oneself
Worship – 1. reverent honor and homage paid to God or a sacred personage, or to any object regarded as sacred.
2. formal or ceremonious rendering of such honor and homage: They attended worship this morning.
3. adoring reverence or regard: excessive worship of business success.
So as we can see from the word and from our own definitions Worship is an action and heart posture. Many things can be worshiped in this context; people, money, technology, doctors ect.
But, obviously, we as believers are called to worship Jesus alone.
OK, so with that established I want to say what worship is NOT.
Worship is not a genre, it is not a style of music and it does not have to come ONLY in the form of music. We can honor Jesus and worship Him in our daily lives as well as in song and dance.
With that said, Electronic Dance Music can MOST DEFINITELY be used as worship unto our Lord. It is not the instrument in itself that is evil, it is the heart posture and intent of the musician that creates evil with that instrument. We can use a guitar to honor God or honor a girl, to honor satan or to honor Jesus.
I say these things because I believe there is a confusion in our midst that says worship can only look ONE way. I say, DJs!! Take your instrument and glorify the Lord! Step up and lift His name in our generation. We have enough men seeking their own glory and leading people into Hell. Take up your gifting and bring honor to the One Name that is worthy of EVERYTHING. That name is Jesus.
I think that you are absolutely correct.. the world of music is very elusive and if we don’t make a CONSCIOUS effort to glorify God and worship then we will fall for the devils spineless tactics.. An Idol mind is the devils workshop…