Compromised Worship

When you expect God to be satisfied with what is easiest for you to give, you are on the road to compromise in your worship.

 When you approach God without thinking, considering that he will be pleased with whatever you offer him, you are on the road to compromise in your worship.

 When you consider it unnecessary to properly prepare you heart and mind to worship Almighty God, taking care to enter into his presence in humility, purity, love, and godly fear … you are on the road of compromise in your worship.

When you think God won’t notice the hardness of your heart, or the sinful attitudes you’ve adopted, or selfish expectations you bring with you as you worship, you are on the road of compromise in your relationship with your God, and it has already shown up in your worship.

Worship isn't music, although music can provide a means by which our hearts can engage with our God in meaningful worship. 

Worship is engagement with God, made possible only as we approach him in with godly fear, with proper honor, as welcomed children accepted by the Father solely because of the finished work of our Savior Jesus Christ.

Come ... let us worship him in spirit and truth; in humility and fear; both alone and in the company of the faithful. And let us never allow our worship to deteriorate into self-gratification. Our God promises so much more to those who come to find refuge under his wings.