Weekly Worship Meditation

February 2017

Fear, Marriage, and Worship

What happens when one cannot decide which passage to write a meditation on because they are all so important?  Do all three! You must not fear them, for the LORD your God Himself fights for you. —Deuteronomy 3:22  These words were said in the context of following the Lord’s specific guidance.  When we are follow-ing what He has said in His Word, we need not fear anyone or anything.  We must not, however, presume on His protection when we are doing our...

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"Who is Balaam?"

So Balaam rose and departed and returned to his place… —Numbers 24:25 Who was this Balaam fellow and what was up with him?  There are four chapters in Numbers that are taken up with Balaam.  He is called a prophet, and he speaks with God, but consider all the details from scripture that cast a shadow on him: He was a “prophet-for-hire,” working for a pagan king. He was trying to curse God’s people, for pay. Even though he...

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Believe God's Promises

Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, "Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it." —Numbers 13:30  God promised to deliver the Israelites out of Egypt and into the Promised Land.  God made that promise.  God cannot lie and He is able to accomplish anything He promises to do.  Therefore the Promised Land was virtually the Israelites’ possession before they got there or ever left Egypt. God...

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Spiritual Leprosy

And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying:  2  "When a man has on the skin of his body a swelling, a scab, or a bright spot, and it becomes on the skin of his body like a leprous sore, then he shall be brought to Aaron the priest or to one of his sons the priests. —Leviticus 13:1-2 Leprosy in the Bible is more than a physical ailment.  It is also intended to be a picture of sin.  One writer made the comparison with these words:  “Leprosy is a...

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