Speaker: As God calls these people back to the true heart of worship, He warns them not to be spiritual imposters. To do the things they need to do just to gain blessing, and not for the joy of having God’s presence among them.
Speaker: In spiritual drift, personal desire eclipses worship and we do not practice the presence of God. God lovingly confronts our waywardness. Our only acceptable response is repentance leading to faithful obedience. God draws us back to our dual purpose of worship and mission where we find satisfaction. The end goal of mankind is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever - eternal worship! Our time limited call is ‘mission’ - to make God known among all peoples.
Speaker: Worship requires heart evaluation. Sometimes personal desire takes priority over God, and He confronts our errancy, drawing us back to purpose & the actions which further it.