Day 10 - Worship, The Rhythm of the Kingdom | Our King and the Kingdom of God 21-Day Devotional

Friday, March 19, 2021 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Scripture Reading: Luke 19:28 When He had said this, He went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 And it came to pass, when He drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mountain called Olivet,that He sent two of His disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here. 31 And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you loosing it?’ thus you shall say to him, ‘Because the Lord has need of it.’” 32 So those who were sent went their way and found it just as He had said to them. 33 But as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, “Why are you loosing the colt?” 34 And they said, “The Lord has need of him.” 35 Then they brought him to Jesus. And they threw their own clothes on the colt, and they set Jesus on him. 36 And as He went, many spread their clothes on the road. 37 Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, 38 saying: “ ‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the LORD!’ Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” 

King Jesus rides on the faith of givers and worshippers. Worship is the Rhythm of God's Kingdom. When we want Jesus to enter our lives and circumstances, we must be prepared to follow His instructions, demonstrate our faith, and worship from our heart and with our substance. Jesus looks for faith, since it is the environment of blessing and miracles. Jesus looks to see if people will honor father God, who is always looking for true worshippers who worship in Spirit and in Truth.

In that day and in many cultures today, people understand the principle of honor and the protocol of entering the presence of elders and kings. Today, there is a lack of understanding of the importance of honor and honoring people who are worthy of honor.

Israel's priests had lost sight of the principle of honor

Malachi 1:6, “A son honors his father, And a servant his master. If then I am the Father, Where is My honor? And if I am a Master, Where is My reverence?

When we honor God and honorable people, and keep ourselves in alignment with divine purpose and keep our hearts clear of selfish ambition. Worshippers and givers have a heart to honor and please God. From the text, look at the characteristics of people who worship and honor,

1. Obedience, "Go into the village...." (Today, follow God's lead)
2. Attention to detail, "Find a colt tied..." (Today, we say, "now what did Jesus say?")
3. Recognition of Jesus authority, "The Lord has need of it..."
4. Sacrificial giving by unnamed owner of donkey. Sacrificial giving by the disciples and onlookers, "They spread their OWN clothes on the donkey...
A sacrifice is not doing something we don’t want to do. A sacrifice is offering up something costly and precious.
5. Remembrance of blessing, "All the mighty works they had seen..."
6. Worship and praise, "Blessed is the King who comes..."

Reflection Questions:
1. What is the connection between worship and obedience?
2. What is honor? Why is it lacking?

My Action Items: