We get shots (flu, encephalitis, etc), which sometimes makes us sick. We get a little bit of the flu so it can help us to not get the real thing. That’s good in the physical sense, but disastrous in the spiritual sense. Some people get a little bit of religion, just enough !o keep them from getting the real thing. They believe in religion and the church, but don’t know Christ. Their names are not written in the Book of Life. We must teach people to understand the heart of worship.
Worship includes songs, but more than songs. Worship includes prayers, but more than prayers. When we sing the songs, God listens to our words, but He also listened to our hearts. What did He hear in yours?
True worship flows from the heart of man. Without the heart it doesn’t matter what the hands, feet or lips do (Matthew 15:8 – “These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me”). It is possible to go through the motions of religion without being a true worshiper of God. If the heart of worship does not exist, then the order of worship does not matter.re
Read 1 Chronicles 28:9; Psalms 34:17-18; 66: 18; Joel 2:12-13.
What is the condition of your heart today?
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