Weekly Worship Meditation

February 2019

You may not have thought of this

"You shall not tempt the LORD your God… You shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, His testimonies, and His statutes which He has commanded you. And you shall do what is right and good in the sight of the LORD, that it may be well with you…” —Deuteronomy 6:16-18 Here are three reasons to obey God’s Word that you may not have thought of.  First, as this passage suggests, to disobey God is to “tempt” Him, or to...

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The contagion of negativity

And all the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation said to them, "If only we had died in the land of Egypt! Or if only we had died in this wilderness! Why has the LORD brought us to this land to fall by the sword, that our wives and children should become victims? Would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?" —Numbers 14:2-3 Negative talk is contagious and often carries with it  disastrous consequences. At...

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Learning to worship God acceptably (rather than according to one's preference)

And the one who offered his offering on the first day was Nahshon the son of Amminadab, from the tribe of Judah. His offering was one silver platter, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering; one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense; one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb in its first year, as a burnt offering; one kid of the...

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Does the Lord's Supper teach our children anything?

And it shall be, when your children say to you, 'What do you mean by this service?'  that you shall say, 'It is the Passover sacrifice of the LORD, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when He struck the Egyptians and delivered our households.'" —Exodus 12:26-27 God’s deliverance of Israel from Egypt is a quintessential picture of spiritual salvation of all who are saved.  People are in a hopeless situation.  God...

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Do you prepare to meet with God in worship?

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes. And let them be ready for the third day. For on the third day the LORD will come down upon Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.” —Exodus 19:10-11   Note how the Lord commanded His people to prepare themselves for an encounter with Him. they needed to consecrate themselves spiritually, and that even included making sure their clothes were...

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