God wants true worship from his people. The Bible said in JOHN 4 that God is a spirit,and we must worshiphim in spirit and truth. You cannot worship God halfheartedly, you cannot worship God with unrepented sin in your life. Before you can truly worship God, you must first be born again, you must first become a new creature.The old things must first pass away in your life, and become new in God thru JesusChrist.
I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrathand doubting.1Ti 2:9In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, withshamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; When the people come together in worship to God, he’s telling us that anger and wrathshould not be allowed in the place of worship as well as doubt. You don’t think aboutanything that makes you angry during worship. You don’t pray a curse against your brothers or against your enemies during worship. There should be no negativethoughts, or thoughts that makes you angry during worship. These things must first be repented of before we come before God, as the bible teaches us in Matthew.
Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brotherhath ought againstthee;Mat 5:24Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come andoffer thy gift.The whole worship issupposeto be centered and focused upon God.
Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?Psa 24:4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soulunto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.Psa 24:5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the Godof his salvation.The Bible says thatobedience is better than sacrifice.
And Samuel said, Hath the LORD
delight in burnt offerings andsacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey
to hearken than the fat of rams. And so God told them, Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil. God was saying, whatever sin that you have before you come to worship me, make it right, repent from yoursins. What sins?The bible said that If you hate your brother, you are a murderer. If you look on a womanand desire to have her in your heart, you have already committed adultery. And the bible tells us that no murdereror adulterer will inherit the kingdom of God.