DEVOTION – religious fervor; an act of prayer or private worship; earnest attachment to a cause, person; loyalty and love or care for someone or something
The sincere believer knows that God wants His people to draw near to Him with true and pure hearts, and that’s what daily devotions are all about. “Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water” (Hebrews 10:22). This verse applies the language of the Old Testament ceremonial system to us today.
Just as those ancient priests prepared themselves to be near God, we also should prepare ourselves spiritually to worship Him, whether in formal worship or in our personal devotional times.
Scripture: Luke 16:13
“No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”
“Your devotion to God is illustrated, demonstrated, and authenticated by your love for others.”
Jon Bloom of Desiring God discusses six benefits of ordinary daily devotions. Check out his article for valuable insights on this topic.