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Extravagant Worship

Read 2 Chronicles 1:1 through 2:18; John 6:41–59

Solomon went up to the bronze altar before the Lord in the tent of meeting and offered a thousand burnt offerings on it. That night God appeared to Solomon (2 Chronicles 1:6–7).

Solomon went to worship God at the tent of meeting in Gibeon. He gave extravagantly—one thousand burnt offerings—because of his grateful heart. For the average Israelite, five sacrifices would have been an amazing gift. Because of his wealth, Solomon went beyond the expected. Christians show love to God by their sacrifices too. God is pleased when those sacrifices are generous.

Often, however, God’s people are so busy asking Him for things that they forget the first element of prayer—extravagant worship.

Because of Solomon’s amazing sacrifices, God came to him in an unexpected way with unexpected blessings. God will surprise you too when you show your love for Him with abandon. Worship may include prayer and praise, giving talents, finances, or patience and kindness beyond the ordinary, but it must be a joyful outpouring of love.

Challenge for Today: Ask God what extravagant giving would be for you.

Quicklook: 2 Chronicles 1:6–13

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Prayer is our link with God, an awesome avenue through which we can express praise and adoration to Him for His goodness, love, and mercy; and an avenue through which we can voice our petitions and concerns. God's Word assures us that we can "come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16).

Prayer also moves the hand of God on behalf of needs and circumstances in our church, our families, our community, nation, and world. Take time to pray and intercede for these areas as God leads you. Become part of a prayer group and intercede with others in times of corporate prayer. As you seek God's help, expect reports of great victory to follow as God answers prayer.

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