How do we worship?
It seems like an easy question, but it gets complex, especially when you’ve been a Christian for awhile. It’s very easy for us to leave the worship to the professionals. If we’re just able to make it to church on time, then that should be good enough. If the music isn’t up to par, or the preaching is off, then it will diminish the amount or quality of worship we experience.
In John chapter 2 we see the story about Jesus clearing the temple. They had been selling oxen, sheep and doves which were all to be used for sacrifices during the Passover feast. It made it so these people didn’t need to bring anything to the temple. If they were able to just bring money, their sacrifices could be purchased.
Too often we come to church bringing everything else except the most important thing-our sacrifice.
God is a gracious and righteous father. He wants our hearts. When was the last time you prayed before a worship service on Sunday about a sacrifice you were going to bring?
The best part about this is that God knows us. He knows what we are dealing with and He loves us.
Deuteronomy 7:9, ‘Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.’