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"David the Worshiper"Stuart JonesMany consider David to be the ultimate example of a worshiper of God. He was a passionate songwriter, a skillful musician, and a passionate leader. So what does it take to worship like David did? It’s not about being able to write beautiful songs, playing instruments, singing, or dancing. The dictionary definition of worship doesn’t involve singing, music, clapping, shouting, lifting hands, or kneeling. A worshpper is an individual who “regards one with adoring esteem, intense love and extreme devotion; loves unquestioningly and uncritically to the point of excess and extravagance, exceeding reasonable bounds.” (www.merriam-webster.com) God didn’t call David a man after His own heart because of the Psalms he wrote and the legacy they would leave. Acts 13:22 gives us the reason why: “I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything that I want him to do.” This speaks much more of a life of obedience rather than a list of beautiful songs. Worship wasn’t just something David did—it was the essence of how he lived. Worship wasn’t just something he loved to do—it was what he lived to do. No matter what was happening or where David was in his life, he lived for worship. He lived it both in song and in obedience to everything the Lord asked him to do. He couldn’t help it. It was a part of him. It was just who he was. And it can be who we are too.