MARCH 6 – Not just any worship will do.
Leviticus 10:1-3 – 1 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not.
2 And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.
3 Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.
We as a people are innovative. We are problem solvers. We like new things. What we find is that for things to work they must be precise. Great companies that create machines know that precision is necessary for machinery to work and last.
Caterpillar and John Deere have a position called inspector. These men have the responsibility to measure every component that goes into a tractor or bulldozer. If the component is too large or too small, it is rejected. Only those parts that meet specifications were accepted.
Anyone that has read the Old Testament knows how precise God was in the building of the tabernacle and the temple. Who remembers that there was a specific way to carry the Ark? God was very clear about the priests and their clothing. God said that service in the Holy place they were to wear linen. Service in the courtyard they were to were cotton. Anything less was rejected.
Today we have been so self-centered instead of God-centered that we demand that God accept whatever we do and call it worship. We have decided that God has not set standards for us today. We believe that God changes to please our taste and our desires. We have incorporated worldly elements into what we call worship. We attempt to make worship appealing to people and are not concerned if it is acceptable to God.
May we make our worship acceptable to God and allow the Holy Spirit to draw men unto God.