“Take it, my lord the king, and use it as you wish,” Araunah said to David.
“Here are oxen for the burnt offering, and you can use the threshing boards and ox yokes for wood to build a fire on the altar. I will give it all to you, Your Majesty,
and may the Lord your God accept your sacrifice.”
But the king replied to Araunah, “No, I insist on buying it, for I will not present burnt offerings to the Lord my God that have cost me nothing.”
- 2 Samuel 24:22-24 (NLT)
If worship costs us nothing but is fashion to comfort our needs and preferences, it may not be worship at all. We have forgotten that what worship costs us is more important than how worship comforts us. What was the last thing that worship cost you?
Father, I confess that I thought worship was supposed to be about me.
I remember that what I give to You should carry some kind of a cost.
I pray today that my worship will not be cheap or even comfortable.