Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Life Is Meaningless! Or Is It? #2

The passage which has struck the most fear into me is found in Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 click here to read. I believe church goers are living out the wrongs that v.1 talks about. Do you go to church to "listen" or to "offer sacrifices" to idols? Idols aren't just stone figures or golden calfs...they can be the love of money, power, gossip, deception, etc. V.2 speaks of the importance of being real with God in prayer and worship. God doesn't want fancy speeches to him or our outward expressions of showiness...He wants true worship and to that, it means to let our words be few and as it says in v.7, to stand in awe of God!

4 comments:

Monk-in-Training said...

Each year my Priest warns us, to stand in awe of God and not make vows we do not intend to fulfill for our Lenten devotions!

Pistol Pete said...

Good reminders to worship with a pure heart.

tomneyhart said...

Excellent thoughts, I haven't read that passage for awhile and had forgotten the significance of it in worship.

Bill Blackrick said...

Ecclesiastes can be one of those books that you need to read but don't want to...like the book of James. That book humbles me as well