We are learning in Biblical counseling how worship is revealed in us by the way we treat other people. We might think this is trite, but God puts it at a place of utmost importance.
The two Commandments that go together to make the Royal Law are: 1. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and strength. 2. Love your neighbor as yourself.
From my experience, I can assume that many people believe they already love God with all their hearts, souls, and strength, and their neighbors as themselves. But are we fooling ourselves? Do we really think we can love like this?
We need a reality check so we can look at our own hearts first. The Bible says that our hearts are deceitful and asks, 'Who can know it?'. I think we trick ourselves into thinking we really do love, when we are merely just paying attention to something.
If I have a relationship with someone, I can be aware of the fact that I have a relationship with that person, but that is not the same as serving the person I have a relationship with. Love has to do with serving and sacrificing for the good of the person who is the object of that love. What are we willing to give up in order to make another person successful? What are some ways we can serve other people instead of ourselves?
We show our devotion to Christ in the way we treat others. The Bible is full of verses on how we should treat other people. Here are a couple: Micah 6:6-8, Matthew 5, 23, 24, Matthew 25:40, Galatians 6:1,2, Romans 12:10, Matthew 18:15, 1 Corinthians 10:23,24
Our worship of God is visible in our relationships with other people. Our worship has to find its expression in our relationships with our neighbors. So, we can analyze our relationships with other people and that will help determine what kind of worship we are offering to our God.