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The Proverbial Journey 21

March 21, 2010

Proverbs Chapter 21

Musical Worship is an important part of my life.  As a worship leader/pastor, my world is filled with music, arts, and creativity.  However, as we will see in a couple of passages here in Proverbs 21, the things we offer to the Lord as our worship may not be the “best” we can give Him.

vs. 3 “To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.”

Another translation says, “To obey is better than sacrifice”.  Often we fall into the trap of feeling like the songs we sing on a Sunday or the church we attend for a “service” is our worship.  We offer God a few songs, some of the change in our pockets, and few minutes of attention to a preacher and, if we are not careful, feel like we have had a good time of worship for the week.  This verse tells us that may not be the best.  What the Lord is seeking are those who worship in Spirit and Truth.  He tells us that living like Jesus is more acceptable than our momentary sacrifices we make and shamefully pride ourselves in at times.

Vs. 4 “Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin!”

This verse takes it a step further.  When we get into attitudes like, “Worship at church today wasn’t as good as last week” or “Our church has better worship than the church down the street.” or we begin to feel we have this worship thing down pat and that others need to get with the program.  Being a follower of Christ that prefers more expressive worship, I am around folks at times who look down on churches or people who aren’t as expressive in their worship.  Hear me people, this is sin!  God wants us all to Love God with ALL and to Love Our Neighbors As Ourselves!  That is worship!

What are you offering to the Lord in worship?  Is it a 7 day a week thing for you and me?  Or are we just satisfied with our “sacrifice” of Sunday?

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2 Comments
  1. Oh to be like Jesus! When do we get to do the stuff in the Book? Healing miracles in and outside the church so that people do not have to depend on government for healthcare.

  2. “Oh to be like Jesus!” That’s the quote of the week. I too want that seed of promise, Jesus our hope of glory, to be worked out in my everyday thoughts, actions, and words. May the Holy Spirit fills us today and send us out in power!

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