Worship Is Not a List of Tasks–It is Life Itself: Good Morning Devotional for 11.12.2021

Good morning! While this verse (Micah 6:8) is well-known, this verse comes at the end of this splendid paragraph:

“With what shall I come before the Lord,
    and bow myself before God on high?
Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
    with calves a year old?
Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,
    with ten thousands of rivers of oil?
Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,
    the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”
He has told you, O man, what is good;
    and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
    and to walk humbly with your God?

Micah 6:6-8

This paragraph serves as a concise instruction of worship. How easy it is for us as followers of Jesus to do Jesus’ work by relegating this to a mere list of tasks to perform. “I went to Sunday School! I attended Sunday morning worship! I gave an offering! I serve on a team!” How easy it is for us to “do church” without seeking or even considering Jesus and His Word.

Worship is not a list of tasks or a service one attends. Worship has an object to whom worth is given–for us, that is Jesus Christ alone! And as we worship Christ, that affects our love for those whom He made and those whom He came to rescue. Worship is a lifestyle given over to the treasure of all that Christ is and all that He aims to work in and through us.

He has told us what is good–will we pursue that which He calls good?

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