Then Noah built an altar to the Lord. He took some of every kind of clean animal and every kind of clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. Genesis 8:20 HCSB
This may seem unusual, but ministers sometimes find it difficult to worship. On Sundays most ministers are working and being called on to perform a variety of tasks. Because of their responsibilities, it is difficult to focus on the Lord and worship Him. Too often a minister’s attention is captured by making sure that others are cared for and that everything is set up and ready for the next activity. It is difficult to find a time to worship, sing praises to God, and listen to His Word proclaimed.
The first thing Noah did after coming out of the ark was to build an altar to the Lord and offer sacrifices as an act of worship. Certainly, Noah and his family were thankful for God’s protection from the flood waters and His provision while on the ark. God had saved them and He deserved their praise, thanks, and sacrifices. There is always a connection between worship and sacrifice.
Challenge: Are you thankful for how God has protected you and provided for all of your needs? When have you naturally responded to a situation with worship of the Lord? What are you willing to sacrifice as an act of worship and thanksgiving? Spend some time focusing on the Lord and worshipping Him.