You can not see what is in my heart. I cannot see what is in your heart. We infer each other’s heart from the actions we perform.
But we know that is not always correct. We know that people lie and deceive. Even the high priests of Jesus’ time did lots to have a perception of holiness, but their hearts were far from the Lord.
But God does not have the same constraint that we have. God knows our heart and that is where His care and judgement lies. While our speech and actions are an outflowing of our heart – God’s focus is on the heart and soul.
With what do you fill your heart? Does your heart overflow into charity and support for those who minister to you? When others question your action, is your defense in actions or in the substance of your heart?
So you can distinguish between the holy and common, clean and unclean. The kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy
Receive power and a commissioning of work to do all of which spreads God’s word and brings glory to His name
Through the offerings of the community
Tithing, special offerings, prayer, encouragement
1. He was sad over the loss of his sons and not feeling joyful, 2. Because he counted himself among those covered by the sin offering and burnt offering presented on that day.
We can pray for one another
varies – when truly worshiping my focus is only on God and pouring out my worship to Him