June 26 “On sincerity & the fear of the Lord”

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What was the attitude of your heart when you went to worship this past Sunday? Was it one of honesty and sincerity? Was it one of humility? Or was it largely thoughtless—just going through the motions, flippant or even prideful?

Today’s Readings:
1 Chronicles 15 & 16
Psalm 78.12-16
Proverbs 19.22-24
Acts 7.44-60

1 Chronicles 15 & 16:

By the way … bless me

In Chapter 15 we find David once again preparing to bring the Ark of the Covenant into Jerusalem, but this time he seeks to understand how to do it in a way that is honoring to God. Whether he spent time reading the scrolls or talking to the priests, this time he follows God’s instructions for moving it.

Sometimes we, too, have a heart to do something for God, but we jump out there and do it without really seeking to understand if it’s God’s will or if it’s the way He wants it done. Instead of prayerfully seeking Him, we go do our own thing and then ask God to bless our plan. Continue reading