Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Sunday, July 12, 2020

Theme: THE ESSENCE OF WORSHIP

Text: “…The King’s business required haste”.  “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath” – 1 Samuel 21:8.

Comment: To be attentive is a very important aspect of worship.  This is so because faith and other spiritual virtues would only come to believers who hear the word of God and those who do what they hear would get salvation at the end by God’s grace. (Romans 10:17;  James 1:22-25)  One can secure the requisite attention by cultivating the habit of singing theocratic songs to uplift the mind before going to service and indeed at all times; reading of Scripture texts especially those that call for service to prepare the heart for God’s worship; settling whatever quarrels one has before going for service; praying to God to open ones heart to readily receive His word that would be preached. (1 Chronicles 29:18;  Psalm 10:17.) Taking stock of the goodness of God on one for the week as to prepare the heart for a thanksgiving service to God is vital, for indeed, every time of worship is a period of special thanksgiving to God for all His care and goodness to us His sheep every where by His grace.

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