John 4:23 – Learning Worship Key Scriptures (one verse at a time)

The Spiritual Nature of God and His Worship

Key Scriptures for Worship

John 4:19-23

19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.

20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.

King James Bible

21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.

22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.

23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Worship The Father God

Verse 23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

Genuine Worship is Coming

Jesus Christ’s road trip from Judea to Galilee lay through Samaria. In His journey, Christ rested at Jacob’s well. A Samaritan Woman was coming to draw water, and He asked to drink some of it. In doing so, it sparked a conversation about worship.

Will Worship Now! (προσκυνήσουσιν νῦν)

Jesus Christ Resting
Jesus Christ resting by Jacob’s Well

She soften her heart to observe His answers in verse 21 and 22, along with the explained reason. Do you know that doesn’t really matter in the heart of worshipping God? As the atmosphere was being illuminated with The Truth, Jesus repeated Himself with “the hour cometh,” plus added an additional thought with it, “and now is.” What happen between verses (21 and 23)? It was now okay to add belief of faith to the worship equation. Everyone can decide to exercise our individual faith according to the truth of who Jesus Christ is! Will you worship the Father? Will you walk in the spirit? Will you become faithful and true?

True Worshippers

What is the difference between an old testament worshipper and becoming a new testament true worshipper? OT worshipper only did things that you were told to do after the law of Moses, and the NT true worshipper did things only according to genuine truth of Jesus with your spirit. Not every believer are known as true worshippers. That’s why it was a shift in verse 23? Only true worshippers will honor God with the lips and with their bodies. Finding grace in the Father’s eyes in their generation. This is what a honesty individual will do: Praise and Worship God no matter where they are, or who they are with!

Samaritan Woman
Samaritan Woman

God is Honoring Worshippers

The mountain or temple of blessings are great, but God is looking for integrity – before Him and man. Truthful servants without being ashamed of the Father God,and their reverence for Him. The time is now! Favor of God are closed to those who daily seek Him. Wherever the Lord is there is liberty, and His ways are delightful as He servant. His protection is made available to those who put there trust in Him. Endure my true worshipper there’s crown of glory waiting for you. Listen out for the last supper of the Lamb your name is written on the table, and in the book of Life. Will you be there to receive your honor by the Lord?


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Bible Scripture Source: King James Version (KJV) Public Domain

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