Weekly Worship Meditation

November 2013

True colors

November 24, 2013 Joash did what was right in the sight of the LORD all the days of Jehoiada the priest. —2 Chronicles 24:2  Joash became king of Judah under strange circumstances.  When evil queen mother, Athaliah, sought to destroy all the royal heirs of David, Joash was miraculously spared.  Athaliah was eventually overthrown and killed.  As a result, Joash, the only surviving heir to the throne, became king.  He was only seven years old at the...

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God's faithfulness

November 17, 2013 “And the children of Israel fled before Judah, and God delivered them into their hand.” —2 Chronicles 13:16  God’s gracious deliverances are not always of those who are considered faithful.  Abijah (aka Abijam) is a case in point.  He walked in the sinful ways of his father, Rehoboam (1 Kings 15:3).  His religion was external at best.  But God was merciful.  Read on. Abijah was the second king of Judah after...

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God-pleasing worship

November 10, 2013 When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the temple. 2 And the priests could not enter the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD's house. 3 When all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD on the temple, they bowed their faces to the ground on the pavement, and worshiped and praised the LORD,...

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Jesus, greater than Solomon

November 3, 2013 And of all my sons (for the LORD has given me many sons) He has chosen my son Solomon to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.  Now He said to me, 'It is your son Solomon who shall build My house and My courts; for I have chosen him to be My son, and I will be his Father.  Moreover I will establish his kingdom forever, if he is steadfast to observe My commandments and My judgments, as it is this day.' —1 Chronicles 28:5-7 As...

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David moves the ark

October 27, 2013 So they carried the ark of God on a new cart from the house of Abinadab, and Uzza and Ahio drove the cart.  8  Then David and all Israel played music before God with all their might, with singing, on harps, on stringed instruments, on tambourines, on cymbals, and with trumpets.  9  And when they came to Chidon's threshing floor, Uzza put out his hand to hold the ark, for the oxen stumbled.  10  Then the anger of the LORD was aroused against...

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All Scripture is inspired (including genalogies)

October 20, 2013 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,  17  that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.  —2 Timothy 3:16-17  These words of Paul about scripture (including long genealogical lists of names in 1 Chronicles) are not only true, they are an encouragement to Bible readers when our devotional reading takes us...

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