Cameron Combs wrote about Eugene Peterson’s comparison of modern worship with Ball worship in the Old Testament.
You should read the whole thing but this is my favorite part:
“Worship is a response to the Word. Worship is not a human gathering in which a bunch of like-minded individuals get together and hope to entice God to come and be present. True worship recognizes that God is not the guest but the host. God has invited us to come and be a part of his wonderful, Triune life.”
God is not our guest in worship, but that’s exactly how we treat Him. We talk about inviting Him in. We ask Him to show up.
But isn’t He already with us? Aren’t we His Holy of Holies? Isn’t He the one inviting us in and worship is our response to that incredible invitation?