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Costly Worship


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24 But King David replied to Araunah, “No, I insist on paying the full price. I will not take for the Lord what is yours, or sacrifice a burnt offering that costs me nothing.”
1 Chronicles 21:24 NIV

Read 1 Chronicles 12 together

Sermon Recap

  • David was a man of Costly Worship
  • Context:
    • God gave David victory wherever he went leading up to this chapter
    • David became Prideful in times of Prosperity
    • Praise and worship the LORD as a response to blessings with riches
    • God is merciful and gives David a choice of punishment
    • David rejected taking possession of the land for free because it would cost him nothing
He dose not treat us as our sins desreve or repay us according to our iniquities 
Psalm 103:10

16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

1 John 3:16-18

Discussion Questions

  • Satan incited a census that was seemingly innocent but it displeased the Lord.
    • Is there an area in your life where decisions are made in the absence of God?
  • God was merciful to David and
    • How have you experienced God’s mercy recently?
    • How can you share this with others as a witness?
  • What is the cost of your worship?
    • How are you showing love in action to make disciples of Jesus?