True worship, Part II

O Lord of hosts, who tests the righteous,
who sees the heart and the mind,
let me see your vengeance upon them,
for to you have I committed my cause. ~Jeremiah 11:12

All praise and glory be to our Father who sees our hearts and our minds, who knows us so thoroughly. In His wisdom he lifted us up when we were still sinners, and brought us closer to Himself, who is the truth and beauty. For all the religious things I’ve done, and all the time spent “serving” you, I pray that through Jesus, you help me always worship and love you with my heart and mind united as one in your cause. Not only for the sake of Bible doctrine, but in everyday living.

Then you shall see and be radiant;
your heart shall thrill and exult,
because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you,
the wealth of the nations shall come to you. ~ Jeremiah 60:5

You looked down on Saul persecuting your followers and saw that in all his zealous piety his heart was aflame for You. You bent down to reveal yourself to him, and when he saw the truth, he dropped everything and went to tell the world about it. God, I was pious too, my heart was in the right place, but I did not truly understand who You were. In your love you also bent down to reveal yourself to me too.

And the man said to me,“Son of man, look with your eyes, and hear with your ears, and set your heart upon all that I shall show you, for you were brought here in order that I might show it to you. Declare all that you see to the house of Israel.” ~Ezekiel 40:4

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