Give me an undivided heart to revere your name.
2 Timothy 2:8
Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead.
One important aspect of worship has to do with remembering Jesus Christ, his life, death, resurrection, and promise to come again. Worship allows us to recalibrate our memories, adjust our moral/spiritual compass, and rejoice in the hope of the resurrection and the promise of the life of the world to come.
As we remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, we are able to put all injustice, pain, suffering, difficulty, and failure into proper perspective. Jesus has conquered all those, and more. He has conquered sin and Satan. He has conquered death. We have a hope that nothing will destroy. Remember: Jesus has risen; and those who look to him may rejoice in hope. Those who are set against him and his ways and works have only dread and fear to embrace in the face of that truth.
Sunday is an opportunity to remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead. It is a day to seek God’s help to have an undivided heart (a life-long struggle for which we will continually need God’s help), and a time to rejoice that Jesus Christ is our righteousness. His heart was perfectly undivided. Our hope, life, salvation, and every good thing is in him.
That is worth remembering, repenting of our sins, and rejoicing in his salvation. I look forward to that today. I pray that you do as well.