#18 No delight in serving God. Why are you worshipping and serving Him in the first place?
Before answering this question, ponder this first.
The Bible tells us in Proverbs 1:7 that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. To receive a life of ease in Christ, you would have delight in serving God. Going through the motions without this godly fear is just vain worship (for more info about “Vain Worship,” click here).
The phrase “the Fear of the Lord” means to honor and respect the Lord God. It is just like a child listening and taking instructions without hesitation. Love is expressed by serving, praising, and worshipping according to our Lord’s burdens. These “Burdens” aren’t heavy and worrisome, but they are with care in liberty set before us. Only fools despise wisdom and instruction. Let’s read some scriptures for a little more clarity and instructions:
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord:
The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
The fear of the Lord prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.
To Fear God is to have humility with joy in your personal servitude. You will never drudge your individual worship towards God. If you love Him, you will delight in Him. Why? Because you NOW understand from the Word of God that Fearing is healthy for the soul and the spirit. It is the starting point in acknowledging the Lord in all your ways.
Trust in the Lord and feel certain that your worship is acceptable.