January 8
Genesis 4:1-7

A right way and a wrong way

Adam and Eve had two sons, Cain and Abel. When they grew up, Abel became a shepherd and Cain was a farmer.

One day, Cain brought some of his harvest and gave it as an offering to the Lord.

Abel too, brought an offering: the first-born lamb of one of his sheep.

The Lord was pleased with Abel’s offering, but He did not accept Cain’s offering. This made Cain furious!

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you so angry. If you had done the right thing you would be happy. Be careful, sin is stalking at the door.”

Is God pleased with any kind of worship?

Some people think that we can worship God in any way we want. Although God has given us the freedom to show our adoration in different ways, false acts of worship that may look impressive on the outside are an insult to God.

We should always show honor and respect when we worship God. Think of how you would act if you were allowed to go right into the throne room of a king. God is the King of kings, and before we go in to worship Him, we should prepare ourselves by making sure that we have a right attitude, and that our hearts are clean.

Think of three different ways to worship God that will please Him. Here are some verses that may help: Psalm 100:2, Luke 2:37, Matthew 2:11.

Verse for today

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth. John 4:24