Ezekiel 5-7, Hebrews 12 • Key Verses: Hebrews 12:28-29
Imagine you’ve ordered your favorite pepperoni pizza. The delivery person arrives at your house
and greets you with the words, “Here’s your anchovy pizza!”
“But I didn’t order anchovy. I ordered pepperoni,” you would protest.
“Yes, but anchovy is my favorite kind,” he replies. Would this be acceptable? Of course not.
While this situation may never happen in the world of pizza, it happens too often in our church
pews. We may want God to accept any and all forms of worship, expecting Him to let us
approach Him as we want, but He does not. Some of our ideas about God, how we perceive Him
to be, and our approaches to worship—based on our wishes, not His will—are not acceptable.
Just as we would not accept any and all pizza when We ordered pepperoni, so God does not
accept any and all worship. Some is acceptable and some is not.
In an anything goes world that has given some people the idea that anything goes in worship as
well, it is important for us to understand that when it comes to worship, anything doesn’t go.
Understanding what is and is not acceptable to God will bring us to a decision point. Either we
seek in our worship to please Him, or we seek to please ourselves. And when it comes down to
doing what we want, because it is what we want, We are no longer worshiping God but serving
self, satisfying self, putting what we desire above what God requires.
“God, help me know Your will in worship, that my worship will be acceptable to You. ”
Woodrow Kroll & Tony beckett