Psalm – Chapter 134

How little do we worship

Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, who stand by night in the house of the LORD!

Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the LORD!

May the LORD bless you from Zion, he who made heaven and earth!

 

The first thing I noticed is its short. In all honesty, I grunt whenever I have to read long passages but, long passages have plenty of substance to write and ponder. This however, well, it’s short. As I begin typing this devotion, I glue my face to the screen staring emptily at these three sentences. Thoughts raced through my mind. “I really don’t want to write the same stuff over again. Do I really suck this bad on my bible knowledge? Heh, I guess I should be careful for what I wish for – if you want short passages, you got it. Owned.”

What troubles me is the attitude I put on my personal & group devotionals. I whine like a little brat when bible authors pour their heart out and write miles long manuscripts. And I attempt to pour my heart out to write a one paragraph devotion from these scripts and only committing half the effort. Or not committing at all. Okay, maybe to be fair I do give it my all sometimes.

What troubles me is how these Israelites can worship God day and night, hands held high and I give God my 10 minutes, 30, 1 hour  or 2, maybe three. It could be a days’ worth or a week. Is it just me or there’s something wrong with this picture?

I don’t think I’m alone in this band wagon and it’s probably a jammed pack group. Sure, everyone is on a different life stage in their spiritual walk but aren’t we all struggling with this? Maybe I shouldn’t categorize everyone into this group but I do think this number is suggestively high. So how can we be in a trance of prayer with every breathe we take? It’s deep. It’s probably a life long journey to find an answer. But I think it’s a good time we ask ourselves these questions.

 

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