Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know what they do wrong. (Ecclesiastes 5:1)
Too often we come before the Lord riddled with our own anxiety, desires, and checklist of petitions. Instead, what if we took more time to come before the Lord to listen and worship.
Bible reading can quickly become more about us than him. When was the last time you listened instead of spoke? Approached your quiet time with praise instead of worry? Solomon is asking us to do this very thing in this passage, come to God to hear and obey. Come to him to worship with reverence and seek him in the scriptures.
Let’s approach him differently, today. Let us search the scriptures to get to know Him instead of making it about us. Let us search the Bible for his characteristics, rather than making it a self-help book.
“Lift up your heads, you gates;
Be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.” (Psalm 24:7)
I imagine myself looking at my own two feet and being so focused on my own journey that I miss the GLORY of the King. I’m heading this message today: lift up your head!