Weekday Worship

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


In the book of Micah, the people of Israel ask God what he wants from them. They wonder if he desires burnt offerings, a sacrificial lamb, or precious oil. God answers that he wants them to “do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly” with him.

Jeff Raines, a Texas pastor, writes that the Israelites suggested what we think of as “Sunday activities” to fix their relationship with God. God responded that it was “Monday through Friday activities” that he wanted made right. Jeff says, “God desires faith lived in the day-to-day.”

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Do your Monday through Friday activities offer as much worship to God as your Sunday activities? It’s the high calling of our daily work.

With what shall I come before the LORD
and bow down before the exalted God?
Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
with calves a year old?

Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams,
with ten thousand rivers of oil?
Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression,
the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?

He has showed you, O man, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
(Micah 6:6-8)