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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Tuesday, January 8, 2019

“Then those who were in the boat worshipped Him saying, ‘Truly You are the Son of God.’” — Matthew 14:33

Unbridled Adoration

What do dogs have to do with worship?

In 2 Chronicles 4, Huram the craftsman made for King Solomon the Sea (a giant wash basin over 45 feet in diameter), plus carts, lavers, shovels, forks and pots out of bronze for the temple. 

These were all cast from clay molds in the plain of Jordan, and they were made for the purpose of worship in the temple. Genesis 3:19 says, “…for dust you are, and to dust you shall return.” So we are cast from “clay molds” also. The real you lives inside, as it were, a jar of clay.

Clay is fragile and breakable. Even Mickey Mantle, one of the greatest baseball players of the 20th century was described as having “dime store knees on a million dollar body.”

Though we are fragile and breakable, we are still made for the purpose of worship.

What is worship anyway? Strong’s Concordance defines it in the opening verse (which was right after Jesus had calmed the Sea of Galilee) as unbridled adoration, “like a dog licking his master’s hand.”

You can worship by singing, by observing creation, by giving of your goods and talents. You can worship at home, at church, at play or even at work. So worship Him, “jar of clay,” whenever, wherever or however you may choose. Worship Him with unbridled adoration. Your Master will be pleased.

Stanley Tucker

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