“So my people come pretending to be sincere and sit before you. They listen to your words, but they have no intention of doing what you say. Their mouths are full of lustful words, and their hearts seek only after money” (Ezekiel 33:31).
It was Rickey’s first time in Big Church. He watched everything his dad did and copied him. When Dad stood, he stood. When Dad sang, he sang. When Dad put a bill in the offering, he put in the change he’d brought from his bank. When Dad opened the Bible, he pulled his out of his pocket.
Now for the weekly review driving home in the family van.
“Sermon was pretty good today. Got lost in the middle.” “Music was okay, except for the last song. That was bad.” “I liked the solo.”
“All in all,” chimed in Rickey, “you gotta admit, it was a pretty good show for a dollar.” He’d watched everything.
“You are very entertaining to them, like someone who sings love songs with a beautiful voice or plays fine music on an instrument. They hear what you say, but they don’t act on it!” (Ezekiel 33:32).
Heavenly Father, everyday You give me a gift. A new day. May I open it each morning with anticipation, use it with joy, and thank You when I lay down at the end. May my life be a wonderful offering to You.
I pray that Sundays will not be a day of worship, but the celebration of 7 days of worship