Weekly Worship Meditation

January 2019

God's aim is not my convenience

... for at this time I will send all My plagues to your very heart, and on your servants and on your people, that you may know that there is none like Me in all the earth... But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth. —Exodus 9:14 & 16 Why doesn’t God do things the way I think He should?  According to my timetable—preferably instantly?  Answer: God does everything for...

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Is the Lord with you, or not?

Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it." —Genesis 28:16 When they had finished the days, as they returned, the Boy Jesus lingered behind in Jerusalem. And Joseph and His mother did not know it; but supposing Him to have been in the company, they went a day's journey, and sought Him among their relatives and acquaintances. —Luke 2:43-44 Two events, very different but oddly similar. Jacob had an...

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How often are you Esau?

Now Jacob cooked a stew; and Esau came in from the field, and he was weary.  30And Esau said to Jacob, “Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am weary.” Therefore his name was called Edom.  31But Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright as of this day.”  32And Esau said, “Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to me?”  33Then Jacob said, “Swear to me as of this day.” So he swore to him, and sold his birthright...

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Six Lessons from Abraham's Call

Now the LORD had said to Abram: "Get out of your country, From your family And from your father's house, To a land that I will show you.  2  I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing.  3  I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." —Genesis 12:1-3  God’s call to Abram (later Abraham) is far...

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How can anyone insist the Bible never calls Jesus "God"?

“You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.”  —Revelation 4:11 "…They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders.  12  In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”  —Revelation 5:11-12 The book of...

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