“The hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.’ – John 4:23-24 NKJV
In His dialogue with the woman at the well in Samaria, Jesus spoke about “true” worshipers, and twice talked about “truth.” Clearly, He was concerned about truth.
The Greek word here has two roots. The first is “a,” which simply means “not.” The second means to lie hidden. It is as if Jesus was saying that truth is defined by what it is not! In fact, we might say that truth is what is not hidden. What is open and honest.
The opposite of truth, then, is hiding, being secretive and deceptive. From a spiritual perspective, this means trying to hide from God, pretending to be something we are not, being deceitful, presenting distorted attitudes.
Jesus was saying that God seeks those who worship Him with an open heart and an attitude that is transparent before Him, who don’t try to hide anything from Him.
God knows that we cannot be “perfect,” but He wants us to have an honest relationship with Him. To confess our sins. To be talk about our weaknesses and mistakes. This means that the depth of our relationship with Him depends on the depth of our openness and honesty.
If we want an intimate relationship with Him, we will talk about what is in our hearts. We will tell Him what we have done, and not hide anything from Him. How wonderful to think that God loves us so much that we can be open with Him!
In your life, remember that God knows you better than you know yourself. Ask Him to help you to be truthful and honest in your relationship with Him.
Today’s Inspiration Prayer
Father, search my heart and reveal Your truth to me. Help me to be open and honest with You. And forgive me for trying to hide anything from You. Thank You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.