Weekly Worship Meditation

January 2014

Worldly wisdom's consequences

January 26, 2014 "Woe to the rebellious children," says the LORD, "Who take counsel, but not of Me, and who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, that they may add sin to sin; 2 Who walk to go down to Egypt, and have not asked My advice, to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt! 3 Therefore the strength of Pharaoh shall be your shame, and trust in the shadow of Egypt shall be your humiliation. —Isaiah 30:1-3  What...

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Safe in God's arms

January 19, 2014 They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing; For the majesty of the LORD they shall cry aloud from the sea.  15 Therefore glorify the LORD in the dawning light, The name of the LORD God of Israel in the coastlands of the sea.  16 From the ends of the earth we have heard songs: "Glory to the righteous!"… —Isaiah 24:14-16  This is a prophetic passage, speaking about events that will happen.  So, who would you suppose those...

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A prideful nation

January 12, 2014 The Lord sent a word against Jacob, And it has fallen on Israel. 9 All the people will know— Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria— Who say in pride and arrogance of heart: 10 "The bricks have fallen down, But we will rebuild with hewn stones; The sycamores are cut down, But we will replace them with cedars."  11 Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, And spur his enemies on,  12 The Syrians before and the...

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God's Vengeance

January 5, 2014 Therefore the Lord says, The LORD of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel, "Ah, I will rid Myself of My adversaries, And take vengeance on My enemies.” —Isaiah 1:24 Oh how we hate injustice, especially when we, or those we might care for, get the short end of the stick.  This is actually one of the aspects of the image of God that is stamped on human beings.  Sin has marred the image so our sense of justice is not without distortion, but it is...

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