Weekly Worship Meditation

November 2014

Nurturing spiritual desire

November 16, 2014 How lovely is Your tabernacle, O LORD of hosts!  My soul longs, yes, even faints For the courts of the LORD; My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. ~Psalm 84:1-2 When you read words like those in Psalm 84:1-2, do you say, AMEN!?  Do those words describe the longings of your heart for the Lord, and to be in His presence (including at church with His people)?  Probably not very often, if at all. That causes me to wonder.  Why did saints...

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Hiding the truth from our children

November 9, 2014 We will not hide them from their children, Telling to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, And His strength and His wonderful works that He has done. —Psalm 78:4 We do not need to purposely keep the Word of God from our children to hide it from them.  We need merely to: Think they know it because we know it. Think they read it because we do (or in spite of the fact that we do not). Fail to read it to them. Fail to see that they read...

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God cares for the lonely--using His body

November 2, 2014 A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation.  6  God sets the solitary in families… —Psalm 68:5-6a  God is so compassionate, especially to those in greatest need.  In Psalm 68 (among many other places in the Bible) God declares His love for, and pledges His support of widows, orphans and the lonely.  While God’s heart is clear, how does He perform these vows?  Primarily through...

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