October 11, 2021

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1 Chronicles 16:29 KJV (King James Version)
Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: Bring an offering, and come before him: Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

PASTOR’S COMMENTARY

To be able to come together as a church family is a privilege; it is not something that we should take for granted. This passage is an official recording of King David’s instructions in Psalm 96:9. It was a written “Order of Service” for worship.
 
David prioritized the events which were to take place:

  1. Give God Glory. This has the sense of having all our attention focused on the LORD. He alone stands in the spotlight.
  2. Bring An Offering. This is not the tenth because the tithes belong to the LORD. Nor does it necessarily refer to finances. The idea is that of sacrificing something of value from the giver. It includes time, talents, and attendance, but it costs something.
  3. Worship The LORD. The heart of worship is reverence, surrender, service, devotion, and commitment. It is what God alone is due.

While worship can be done anywhere, at any time, The Bible often portrays it as God’s people assembling at the Temple. It is something special about the gathering together as local church members.

When God opens the doors for us to gather together without mask mandates or social distance requirements, let’s do so, remembering God’s Word for today.