Daily Bible Study
Jesus is speaking with a Samaritan woman at the well, on his journey to Jerusalem, when he states in John 4:24: "God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth." God is not limited by time and space. When people are born of the Spirit, they can commune with God anywhere. Spirit is the opposite of what is material and earthly. Christ makes worship a matter of the heart. Truth is what is in harmony with the nature and will of God. It is the opposite of all that is false. Here the truth is specifically the worship of God through Jesus Christ. The issue is not "where" a person worships, but "how" and "whom". For our best results we should have a place set aside for prayer, where there can be no distractions. That way our full attention is on the prayers and meditations between us and the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.