There’s More to Worship than Mere Sacrifice

We have been doing a series on worship; in fact last week alone we had 14 Podcast Episodes on Worship! That’s amazing. I encourage you to watch and listen to the podcasts multiple times throughout the day.  If you haven’t already done so, click here to subscribe to the podcasts.

And one of the things I’ve continued to emphasize is that worship is sacrifice; worship involves sacrifice. The element of sacrifice is something that lies at the heart of worship.

In today’s post, I would like for us to look at another important aspect of worship, probably more essential to worship than anything else:

“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire”.”
~Hebrews 12:28-29

Genuine worship is sacrifice. However, the element of sacrifice is not enough to make your worship acceptable to God. What matters is not just the cost of the sacrifice on the altar, but whether or not God accepts that sacrifice.

The fact that you sacrificed something to God does not mean that that worship will be acceptable to God. At the end of the day, more than anything else, your heart decides the acceptability of your worship. It’s your heart that really matters.