Worship

Ps 93 v8 – 9  Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts. O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.

2 Samuel 24 v 24 – 25  And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver. And David built there an altar unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the LORD was intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel.

The worship of God involves bringing an offering. David said He would not offer to God something that did not cost him. In Hebrews we read

Heb 13 v 15  By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of [our] lips giving thanks to his name.

We do not worship God with the sacrifices of animals. Our worship is the fruit of lips giving praise to God, but the verse says that our praise to God is a sacrifice.

When we come before God to worship him is our praise a sacrifice? Has it cost us anything? Do we bring our sacrifice with us or do we depend on someone else bringing what they have prepared to offer to God and we say amen (that is good enough for me this week).

To bring a sacrifice of worship to God we have to have spent time with God’s and His word. God does not need your money. He said,

Ps 50 v 10  For every beast of the forest [is] mine, [and] the cattle upon a thousand hills.

Ps 50 v 14  Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:

God calls us to worship. How do you respond to His call?