Thursday’s Thought

The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good (Proverbs 15:3).

We may hide from one another, but we cannot hide from God; we may even deceive ourselves, but we cannot deceive God. Our lives are open before God and one day our lives will be open to all.

The tribes of Gad, Reuben and half of the tribe of Manasseh promised to fight for the other tribes. Moses declared that if they failed to keep their promise, “their sin would find them out” (Numbers 32:23). We can be sure, that our sin will find us out. Children may deceive parents; spouses they deceive their spouse, friends may deceive friends; but  no one deceives God.As children of God, we promise to God that we will serve Him with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength.

The first century Jews were condemned because they served God with their lips, but their hearts were far from Him. We have to guard against just going through the motion and we must make sure that our hearts and actions meet the requirements of God. Thus, God commands to be worshiped in “spirit and in truth.”

Acceptable worship and service require total commitment from the worshiper. Our body, heart and mind must be present in our service to God; our body, heart and mind must be present in our worship to God. To leave out any part of our being in service or worship to God, makes our service and worship unacceptable.

Our service and worship to God is demanded by God, designed by God and directed by God. Man does not have the authority or ability to change that which is declared by God.

Let us dedicate ourselves to obeying the demands of God, through which God will declare us as: good and faithful servants.