THE WORD FOR TODAY
Ezekiel 44-48 - Passage Lookup - New King James Version - BibleGateway.com
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Truth for Today
Ezekiel 44:5 5 And the LORD said to me, “Son of man, mark well, see with your eyes and hear with your ears, all that I say to you concerning all the ordinances of the house of the LORD and all its laws. Mark well who may enter the house and all who go out from the sanctuary.
I have always been taught, “There is a right way to do things and a wrong way to do things.”
One of Israel’s major problems was how they worshipped. Their worship was polluted by idolatry. Their worship was warped by impure motives. Their worship was marred by blemished offerings. Their worship was led by unholy people in an unholy way. God wanted to correct their manner of worship so He said to Ezekiel, “Son of man, mark well...” He then emphasizes it, “Mark well who may enter the house and all who go out from the sanctuary.”
God is concerned with the manner of our worship. Jesus drove that point home to the Samaritan woman at the well, “True worshippers worship in spirit and in truth.” John 4:22-23
There is a right way to worship and wrong way to worship.
The right way to worship Him is with pure motives. We come to worship HIM because we love HIM and want to experience a deeper relationship with Him.
The right way to worship Him is in brokenness and confession. Isaiah fell broken before God and confessed, “I am a man of unclean lips and I live in the midst of a people of unclean lips.” Isaiah 6:1-6 One of the missing elements in worship today is confession. Before we enter the Sanctuary we ought to ask God to show us every sin and then confess that sin…agree with God about that sin.
The right way to worship Him is in Holiness and Righteousness. True worshippers want to do the right thing all the time.
The right way to worship Him is in Love and Adoration. I love my daily time with my heavenly Father so that I can express my love to Him. I love those moment by moment times of worship. I love Wednesday Night Prayer meeting. I love Sunday’s. I love to enter the sanctuary of God to show and share and sing and sow my LOVE for HIM WHO LOVED ME.
There is a right way to worship. There is a wrong way to worship.
My Father Who is in heaven, wonderful and majestic is Your name. You alone are worthy of worship of honor and praise and glory. I give you praise for this moment…for this day. I love YOU…In Jesus Name…AMEN!!!