Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Saturday, July 11, 2020

Theme: THE ESSENCE OF WORSHIP

Text: “Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord.” – Romans 12:11.

Comment: The worship of God is a serious business which calls for diligence and consistency.   Worship is not something we do as we please, in a careless manner, or casually, as spectators on the sidelines. It should involve our whole selves, engaging our complete interest and participation.  It involves more than merely attending services; it requires our complete attention. Attending of services requires both physical and psychological preparation. The combination of the two makes the service to be of benefit to a worshipper in the Lord, which, when translated into our daily lives leads to salvation. For one to attend in time, one must select and make ready one’s clothes for dressing.  This is more true for those who have difficulty in making selection because the devil could  use indecision to rob one of valuable time.  Money for transportation should be ready. If you would take breakfast decide on it and get something prepared down to save your time in the morning. Wake up early enough to be able to co-ordinate all the arrrangements as to give you enough time to reach the Service before it is declared open. Decide on how much you would put as offering to God for the week.  Scripture says: “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.” – James 1:19.