Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Disposition of the heart

“Have reverence for the Lord your God and worship only him.  Be faithful to him and make your promises in his name alone.  Praise him—he is your God, and you have seen with your own eyes the great and astounding things that he has done for you”.    Deut. 10:20-21 GNT

When we go to church we either profess to be devoted to Him or we come to inquire how we may consecrate ourselves to Him and obey Him.

Why do you go to church?

Is it not to learn His will that you may obey Him and in so doing you glorify Him?

Is it not to learn how to grow in your relationship with Him and worship Him?

If this is not the disposition of your heart and mind, then you are mocking God.  You appear before God in the character of hypocrisy by saying, “O God, I do not come to obey You; I do not come to seek You or Your will concerning my life, with the intentions of obedience.   O God, I did not come to worship You, repent or develop a relationship with You.   I only came pretending this, for in my heart I have no desire to obey Your will and do what is required of me in Your Word”.

A person may not consciously say it like that, but their false dedication and lack of fear for God speaks through their hypocrisy.

Most people go to church to worship God and to learn the will of God, so they can have a relationship with Him.   The very fact that we go must imply that we have come to worship God that we appear before Him as obedient people, with a determination in our hearts to do whatever He may tell us to do.

So…….is not anything short of complying with the spirit of this pledge, mocking God?

Would you not regard yourself as mocked if you were served in the same way by friends and/or family members?

If someone professes to love and adore you and after all have no such feelings in their heart, you would feel rejected and mocked.

“Honor the wonderful name of the LORD, and worship the LORD

most holy and glorious”.  Psalms 29:2 CEV

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