He Doesn’t Take Just Anything! – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional May 4th

(Serve God Rightly According To The Scriptures)

TO THE BIBLE: 1 Samuel 15:22 TLB
“Samuel replied, “Has the Lord as much pleasure in your burnt offerings and sacrifices as in your obedience? Obedience is far better than sacrifice. He is much more interested in your listening to him than in your offering the fat of rams to him.”

According to the Scriptures, you don’t give God what you choose or just what you like; you give Him what He has asked for, in the way that He asked for it. You serve Him according to His demands, not according to your feelings or emotions.

For instance, in John 4:23, the Lord Jesus outlines true worship as that which is done in spirit and in truth. There’s no other way.

Serving the Lord has to come from your spirit and be according to His Word. His Word directs and prescribes the order of service and worship in the kingdom.

Some might ask, “Can’t everyone serve God in their own way?” Emphatically no! When you study the Bible, you’ll find that those who tried to serve God in their own way got killed or rebuked by God.

Genesis 4 tells us the story of Cain and Abel, two brothers who brought their offerings to the Lord. Cain brought an offering of his choice, while Abel brought what God asked to be offered.

Abel’s offering was accepted, but Cain’s sacrifice was rejected. In Genesis 4:7, seeing that Cain was angry, the Lord rebuked him, saying, “If you do well, will you not be accepted?”

How about Moses, who, instead of talking to the rock, struck the rock? Water came out, and the people drank to their fill, but God was displeased and rebuked Moses (Numbers 20:1–12; Deuteronomy 4:21–22).

Uzzah was killed when he tried to render service to God by stabilising the stumbling Ark of God at Nachon’s threshing floor (2 Samuel 6:6-7).

If you want to serve God right, give more attention to studying the Scriptures. He’ll grant you the wisdom and insight of the Spirit on how to serve Him truly, with a pure heart and a willing mind.

Go Deeper
1 Chronicles 28:9; John 4:23-24

Dear Father, I worship you in spirit and in truth. I love you with all my heart and will study your Word to always walk in your truth to serve you accordingly, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
John 1:19-51, 2 Samuel 18-19
1 Corinthians 3:10-23, Psalm 149-150

Speak to the Lord in tongues of the spirit and declare words of worship to Him right now.

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