Value and Worship
It has been said in various ways that worship is our response to what we value most. It is during times like the "corona crisis," as one of our elders Chuck Morgan calls it, that we are often shocked to see what is valued by those around us. For example, you are either laughing or crying that many people have valued toilet paper so much!
More importantly though, the Scripture rightly calls us to look to our own hearts and evaluate what we, or actually “me, myself & I,” value most. Jesus said,
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:19-21).
As you have had time to pause, during this corona crisis, what has it revealed about what you value? What do you find your mind gravitating toward? What fears or fantasies play out in your heart? Do not let this opportunity — yes, this is an opportunity — escape you without meditating on God’s Word, without taking inventory of your heart in terms of what you value most.
I pray that you find during this time your heart drawn more and more in worship to our LORD and find Him of the greatest, the most glorious value!
Peace of Christ,