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Day by Day - 2 Samuel
Worship Is Not A Side-Piece
Clif Johnson
Aired on Jul 03, 2024
Show Day by Day
Jun 26, 2024
00:02:22 Minutes

If God is not at the center of our lives, we should reorder things so He is. #daybydaylw Interested in learning more about becoming a devoted follower of Christ? Go to!   ~~~   When God brought them out of Egypt, He had to reacquaint them on how to relate to Him, and that first commandment, “You shall have no other gods before me,” is meant as a centering command, a primary command, a command that all the other commands are rooted in. It is not simply the first in a list, but a foundational command. And this is what David was restoring to the nation. The nation had now settled in the Promised Land, and David had established Jerusalem as his capital, and now it was time to bring the ark back, to recenter the nation upon God. And this forces us to the question, “How is worship defined in our lives? Is the worship of God, the honoring of God, the obeying of God, the centerpiece of our lives, the organizing aspect of our lives? Or is worship dislocated, relegated to some marginal place, off in the distance of our lives, only visited upon once a week, once a month when we may happen to come to church?” Perhaps its time for you to re-order your life around the person and presence of God. Could it be that the reason your life doesn’t have the peace you desire, the joy you crave, the purpose it was designed for, is due to the fact that God is not at the center of it all? Have you considered that you have treated the worship of God as a side-piece, as an auxiliary to your life to trot out when you are feeling glad, or feeling sad? You treat it like a pill to make you feel better, and once you feel better, you put it back in the medicine cabinet to be used at a later time? That is not worship. That is therapy. And God is not a pill to take at your convenience. He is a King who deserves and demands full attention.

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