《Today’s spiritual meditation》: “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.” (Mar 7:6-7)
Meditation one: What is your state of mind when you come to the church every Sunday? Are you with a joyful heart or a heart of unwillingness? Or do you go to church with a longing soul? Do you carry a heart to meet God or a heart to find friends? We worship God because He is worthy of our forever adoration, praise, and dedication.
Meditation two: What kind of people is God looking for to worship Him? They are who worship Him in the spirit and in truth (Joh 4:23). God searches the heart and examines the mind. The kind of worship He wanted is not a manifestation of worship, but the truth of worship. He also does not want our people just be in the church, but their hearts are wandering around the church. What God cares about is not your outward zeal, but the truth inside your heart. Life without consistency is worthless, no matter how to worship.
Prayer: Abba Father, thank You for making me a person who worships You. Please show me how to honor Your Lord’s Day as holy, and to cherish worship on each Sunday. Please help me so whatever I do, I will be free from all hypocrisy, and make me a Christian with consistency inside and out. I pray in the name of the Lord Jesus, Amen!