What does the LORD require of you?
This rhetorical question led into Moses statement, Deuteronomy 10:12-13, of the five basic requirements that God expects from his people. How shall we come before the LORD? Will the LORD be pleased with the sacrifice we bring to the altar? Do we come with a spirit of worship or one that is worldly seeking an "I" centered message? We should be undone in spirit if we come to him with anything less than praise to Him. If we come into his house searching for a feeling to move us into worship, we have come with an indifferent heart for true worship. We should ask God to search our hearts and see if there be anything within us that may hinder our relationship with him (Psalm 139:23-24). Then and only then can we come into his presence with the right heart of worship. We should also do well to remember that our worship is not limited to a place or time but in every place and at all times.
We are to:
Lord, search our hearts and try us. See if there be anything within us that may hinder or relationship with you. We seek with all our heart to be a pleasing people before you and bring worship that will be honoring before you. We come to the altar with humble hearts of praise. Thank you for loving us and sending your Son to redeem us. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.