Today’s Reading: 1 Chronicles 15:1‐16:36, Romans 1:18‐32, Psalm 10:1‐15, Proverbs 19:6‐7
1 Chronicles 16:29 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
bring an offering and come before him!
Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;
- Context: David’s song of thanksgiving after the ark was brought to Jerusalem. It is the first appointed song of thanksgiving. The song is filled with passionate worship.
- Ascribe: yahab – give
- Offering – giving, is part of worship. Part of expressing glory and honor to God
- Holiness: qodesh – set apart, consecrated or dedicated thing
Several years ago I attended a liturgical service. After the offering was taken up, it was brought back to the front of the sanctuary in a worship procession and laid at the foot of the cross. It was a powerful example for me of the posturing my heart needs to have when I give.
Apply: I need to focus on worshiping God through my financial giving. I cannot allow it to become mundane or meaningless.
Are you able to focus on worshiping God as you give? Why or why not?