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Bible Study Lesson 06

The Sole Basis Of Serving And Worshiping God
   A.   Are All Services To God Are Accepted By God?
   B.   They Deny God Through Their Deeds

   C.   The Vain And Worthless Worship Of God
   D.   The Sole Basis Of Serving God




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 06A.   Are All Services To God Are Accepted By God?


In our time, many people claim that all religion have the same purpose—to serve God.  They believe that since all religions are alluded and attributed to God, hence, all services and worship are worthy and acceptable to God.  They think that religious services in whatever form can and will become pleasing and acceptable to God, as long as these are done conscientiously and wholeheartedly. Is this popular belief true?

06A.1   In the ancient times, during the time of Adam and Eve, did God accept all offerings to Him?

In Genesis 4:3-5, the brothers Cain and Abel brought an offering to God:

3. At harvest time Cain brought to the Lord a gift of his farm produce,
4. while Abel brought several choice lambs from the best of his flock. The Lord accepted Abel and his offering,
5. but he did not accept Cain and his offering.
This made Cain very angry and dejected. (NLT)

The Lord accepted Abel and his offering, but he did not accept Cain and his offering.
What is the reason, why God did not accept Cain's offering?

6. "Why are you so angry?" the Lord asked him. "Why do you look so dejected?
"7. You will be accepted if you respond in the right way. But if you refuse to respond correctly, then watch out! Sin is waiting to attack and destroy you, and you must subdue it." (Gen. 4:6-7, NLT)

Cain's offering was rejected by God because he did not follow God's instructions correctly.

06A.2   What happened to Nadab and Abihu—sons of Aaron the brother of Moses—who did not follow God's instructions in serving Him?

Nadab and Abihu were among God's chosen people in the early times:

Then Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it, put incense on it, and offered profane fire before the Lord, which He had not commanded them.  So fire went out from the Lord and devoured them, and they died before the Lord. (Lev. 10:1-2, NKJV)

They made the grave mistake of disobeying His instructions concerning how to worship God. Instead of waiting for the fire that would come from God  to burn their offerings, they used fire different from what the Lord commanded them—which the Bible says as "contrary to his command."

They followed their own way instead of the Lord's way. Thus, not only was their worship rejected by God, they died because of their disobedience.  

06A.3   What happened to Uzzah—who taught it was the right thing to do—when he put out his hand to steady the Ark of God?

In 2 Samuel 6:3-4 & 6-7, this was written:

3. They placed the Ark of God on a new cart and brought it from the hillside home of Abinadab. Uzzah and Ahio, Abinadab's sons, were guiding the cart
4. with the Ark of God on it, with Ahio walking in front.
6. But when they arrived at the threshing floor of Nacon, the oxen stumbled, and Uzzah put out his hand to steady the Ark of God.
7. Then the Lord's anger blazed out against Uzzah for doing this, and God struck him dead beside the Ark of God. (NLT)

God struck him dead because Uzzah put his hand to hold the Ark of God in an attempt to steady it, as the oxen stumbled while they were moving the Ark.

Why did God struck him dead, what was wrong in putting Uzzah hand on the Ark of God?

 When Aaron and his sons have finished covering the sanctuary and all the sacred utensils, the Kohathites will come and carry these things to the next destination. But they must not touch the sacred objects, or they will die. So these are the objects of the Tabernacle that the Kohathites must carry. (Numbers 4:15, NLT)

Uzzah violated God's strict instructions in handling the Ark. He touch the Ark of God, thus making God angry and struck him dead besides the Ark.

06A.4   During the Christian era, will God accept all services and worship rendered to Him by everyone?

In Matthew 7:21-23, the Lord Jesus Christ declared:

21. "Not everyone who says to Me, `Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
22. "Many will say to Me in that day, `Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?'
23. "And then I will declare to them, `I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'

Clearly, not all who render services unto God and Christ shall enter the kingdom of heaven.
Who and why others will not be accepted?

They are those who will not do the will of the Father in heaven. Christ will even declare to them "I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!"


Many people nowadays serve God their own way without ever knowing, much less follow God's requirement. Such a mentality is like that of Nadab and Abihu who thought that they could use any kind of fire to burn their offerings.  And Cain who offered what he think is right and did not follow God's instructions correctly. And, there is Uzzah, who did not give utmost importance to God's instruction in handling sacred objects. All of them paid dearly for failing to follow God's way, Nadab, Abihu and Uzzah were punished right away and died before the Lord.

This common belief of many religions nowadays contradicts the will of God. Though people from different religions intend to serve and worship God, not all are worthy and acceptable to Him because they do not follow God's will. 


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