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One Year Bible

May 24, 2017

Daily Devotional

by Pastor Larry Stockstill

Worship tests our hearts. Nothing is so sacred or special to God as worship, for it is the continual activity around God's throne.

In 2 Samuel 6, we are confronted with two individuals who came under judgment for worshiping in the wrong way. The lesson of Uzzah

(v. 7) is to maintain reverence in our worship. Flippant, halfhearted, presumptuous worship can result in the judgment of God coming upon our lives. God is long-suffering, but He will not be mocked by open disregard for His honor during our worship.

The lesson of Michal (v. 20) is not to be prideful in our worship. Michal despised David's true worship, and God's judgment caused her to remain childless throughout her life. David, however, was a man after God's own heart (1 Samuel 13:14) in the way he expressed worship. He was serious and careful in bringing up the ark, yet childlike and undignified in his rejoicing.

Personal dignity is not an issue in heaven where all fall down before the throne in ceaseless praise and worship. One day we will join the angels in heaven in unashamed worship and praise to our God. As you worship Him now on the earth, remember His holiness and His happiness. Go ahead and worship in order and in ardor. God is watching your worship!

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