Day 75

Day 75 Reading – Deuteronomy Chapters 14-16

Do not set up any wooden Asherah pole beside the altar you build to the LORD your God, and do not erect a sacred stone, for these the LORD your God hates.   Deuteronomy 16:21-22 NIV

A clear statement about worship that we have seemingly ignored.

By that I don’t mean that we place Pagan Poles in our churches to worship the goddess Asherah.

Nor do we erect sacred stones to represent unseen gods.

But we have allowed other things to challenge our purpose in gathering for worship – that being to worship God and God alone.

We argue about the music – contemporary or traditional.

We argue about the seating – chairs or pews.

We argue about the way to take communion.

We argue about the color of the carpet in the sanctuary.

We argue about the images we place our sanctuary (Bibles, Flags, Crosses).

The list could be endless.

The reality is we have allowed other things to replace the central reason we are there.

The point is what have you allowed to creep into the altar of God in your life?

What is competing for the central position of worship in your life?

The law was given.

We are free to choose.

But what choices are we making?


Day 76 Reading – Deuteronomy Chapters 17-20


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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