Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: “Let my people go, so that they may worship me.” Exodus 9:1 (NIV)
In Exodus, we see Moses relentlessly asking the Pharoah to allow the people of God to worship Him accordingly. Although the Pharaoh allowed the Israelites permission to worship in Egypt, the Jews were not to encroach the rights of the Egyptians. “Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron. “All right! Go ahead and offer sacrifices to your God,” he said. “But do it here in this land.” Exodus 8:25 (NLT)
However, they wish to respect the Egyptians as they protect themselves from their hatred of the Jews. We as believers have a place to worship God, without disturbing other people’s territory. Moreover, our law makes it sure that this right is being protected. Here, they prefer to take a three-day journey to pay homage to the Father, praise and worship Him in peace. And in full confidence, focus on the experience. the joy and the rawness of worship.
Let us worship God today. Thank Him for allowing us the access to worship. That here in our country our right to worship is protected. Thank Him for the right to convene under His Name, praising Him, speaking to Him, praying to Him, sharing the joy and power of worship with our fellow brothers and sisters. Let us thank Him and worship Him. Let us enjoy our day with Him, everyday.
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:28-29 (NIV)