Ecclesiastes 5:1Guard your steps when you go to the house of Elohim. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil.
- Guard your steps- when a man enters into the house of Elohim for worship, should be set on divine and spiritual things, and not on the world, and the things of it.
- To offer the sacrifice of fools- but when they were not done in faith, and were without repentance for sin and reformation of life; when men retained their sins with them, and made these a cover for them, and thought by them to make atonement for their crimes, they were no other than the sacrifices of fools, and abominable unto Elohim; see Isa_1:11;
Prov. 15:8The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Yahweh, but the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him.
- The sacrifice of the wicked when these were used as a cloak for sin, under which they sheltered and satisfied themselves
1Pet.2:1-2So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation.
James.1:19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;
Heb.12:28-29 Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to Elohim acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our Elohim is a consuming fire.
Gen.28:16-17 Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely Yahweh is in this place, and I did not know it.” And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of Elohim, and this is the gate of heaven.”
Heb.10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Reverence Yahweh’s Word.
Numbers 27:21 And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before Yahweh: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation.
2 Samuel 22:31 As for Elohim, his way is perfect; the word of Yahweh is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.
Psalm 12:6 The words of Yahweh are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.
Proverbs 30:5 Every word of Elohim proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
Psalm 18:30 This Elohim—his way is perfect; the word of Yahweh proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.
Psalm 19:8 the precepts of Yahweh are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of Yahweh is pure, enlightening the eyes;
2 Samuel 22:31 This Elohim—his way is perfect; the word of Yahweh proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.
Psalm 119:140 Your promise is well tried, and your servant loves it.