What is worship? Worship is more than just singing songs. Worship inspires songs; worship
leaders take from scriptures (as David did) to create music. I want you to be able to understand things that you have already been taught previously. I want your understanding to be with the Spirit and not just the letter alone. “The letter killeth, but the Spirit bringeth life” (2Co 3:6).
What was the highest form of worship? Reflection—let me explain. Adam and Jesus were never recorded in the scripture as “worshiping” because their reflection was worship in its highest form. It wasn’t about what you can give but how He can see Himself in you. God is more attracted to Himself than you.
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. – 2Co 3:18 NKJV
This is why did Jesus said, “I do nothing of Myself, but what I see My Father doing in heaven” (Jhn 5:19). One of the Commandments declares “Do not worship any false/graven
images” (Exo 20:4). You’re supposed to be looking and beholding God, changing into His image.
The knowledge of good and evil depends on you. “Good” to God is not dependent upon right or wrong, but functionality. He said, “Let there be light” and there was light. He saw the light and it was good (Gen 1:3-4). You know what He did? He checked and observed light and saw that it was doing what He told it to do. It was good because it was functioning properly.
When a mechanic fixes a car he will drive it to check the repair. When he sees that the car is functioning as it is supposed to, he will say, “Now it’s good.” Is the car bad or good in nature? No, but it’s good in function.
The knowledge of good and evil can give you corrupted perception. People always think they have a sin issue, when it’s really a desire issue. Adam didn’t have sin, he had desire. That’s what the enemy planted, a desire. He said, “You will be like God” (Gen 3:5). But Adam was already in the likeness and image, but he said he would be like God (Gen 1:26). There is a difference.
Likeness is a reflection, but to be like means you require the same thing the original requires. That is to be worshipped, to judge, to be lifted up. This is why we have so much corruption in the world today. We have people who want to be lifted up, to become stars.