You are worshipping when you serve
From 2 Chronicles: A 28-Day Devotional
In 2 Chronicles 3 and 2 Chronicles 4, the construction gets underway on God’s temple. No one could build God a worthy home, but Solomon was determined to try.
To fulfill the grand, ornate plans God had given to his father, Solomon pulled skilled workers from all around Israel. Building the temple was a massive effort that took thousands of people seven years to complete. We never find out their names, but through their collective effort, Israel had a place to meet and worship God.
Every Sunday, in churches all over the country, a similar effort takes place as men and women work behind the scenes to make church possible. Just like the workers who built the temple worked according to their skill and ability, volunteers give their time and talent in areas all across the church to create the environments we experience each week.
And just like building the temple was an act of worship for Solomon and Israel, building the church by serving is an act of worship for us.
Building the temple wasn’t easy, and often serving isn’t easy. We may feel like we are working tirelessly, but we stay motivated by remembering that the reason we are serving is to glorify God. Serving may get difficult, but we can know that everything we do builds a stepping stone for someone else to meet Jesus.
- What’s one way your life has been changed because of someone else’s willingness to serve in the church?
- If you are serving in the church, what’s one way you’ve seen God change you through serving?
- If you aren’t currently serving in the church, that might be your next step! Go here to learn more about the serving opportunities available at NewSpring.