Give Your Best in Worship: A Call to Devotion

Lev 22:24 Ye shall not offer unto the LORD that which is bruised, or crushed, or broken, or cut; neither shall ye make any offering thereof in your land.

God deserves more than our leftovers! He gave us His best; why not do the same for Him? “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” Rom 12:1. “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Co 6:20.

Although we could never repay our Lord for all He’s done for us, we still ought to give Him our very best! A man’s gift before the Lord should reflect his level of appreciation and admiration for Him. If we were to use what we are willing to give our Lord as a measuring device to determine our love for Him, sometimes the readings would be very low!

Sometimes I wonder if, after my half-hearted, feeble attempts to express my love for Christ, He in turn would be thinking, “You mean after all I’ve done for you, that’s all you have? That’s all you can do for me?? That’s it???” Sometimes I’m ashamed and embarrassed at myself for my level of inadequacy in this area of my life.

Yet, I shall not despair. I shall continue to seek ways in which to more successfully, more meaningfully, more whole-heartedly, and more thoroughly give my all to Him. After what He’s done for me, it’s the very least I can do for Him! The best we can do is the best we can do! So be it!

Let’s make much of Jesus, because with His own blood He has made much of us! Let’s worship Him in Spirit and in truth! Let’s say even as Paul, “I am not ashamed!” We may not have much to offer Him today, but that shouldn’t stop us from giving Him the very best of what little we do have! Let’s show out for Jesus from this day forward, how about it?

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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