Proverbs 21:27 – Are you worshiping God with wrong motives?

S – Proverbs 21:27 “The sacrifice of an evil person is detestable, especially when it is offered with wrong motives.”

Heading to Nepal to worship God... praying for the right motives.
Heading to Nepal to worship God… praying for the right motives.

O – God detests the worship offering (sacrifice) of an evil person (through Christ, believers are declared righteous) especially when it is offered with wrong motives (selfish not selfless, glorify self not God).

A – In vocational ministry I must constantly fight wrong motives.  Christ’s love compels me to offer my life to God (Romans 12:1) with a pure heart.

P – “Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!” Psalms 139:23–24

Are you worshiping God with wrong motives?

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4 thoughts on “Proverbs 21:27 – Are you worshiping God with wrong motives?

    1. Yes Julie! Definitely need to be praying – “Thy will be done,” and often find my self praying “my will be done.”

      I will probably quote you on this at one point.

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