Weekly Worship Meditation

March 2019

Ignoring God while making important decisions

Then the men of Israel took some of their provisions; but they did not ask counsel of the LORD. So Joshua made peace with them, and made a covenant with them to let them live; and the rulers of the congregation swore to them. —Joshua 9:14-15 We are often as guilty as Joshua when we make decisions based on outward appearances and the wisdom (lies?) of the world without asking counsel of the Lord.  How?  First the back story. Israel was to make no covenants with the...

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How the accursed can be blessed

"Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God..." "But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes...

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The dreadful mistake of dismissing and neglecting the Law

Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good. —Romans 7:12 Reading through the Law can be a daunting task.  Everyone of us should read it if we are following a systematic reading plan that will take us through the entire Bible. Sadly, there are many Christians, who make the dreadful mistake of dismissing  and neglecting the Law.  This is a mistake.  The Law is essential in that it convicts us of sin (“sin is lawlessness,”...

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Do you see Jesus in the Law?

Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. —Psalm 119:97 Reading the Law in Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy can seem rather laborious.  It doesn’t have to.  I find that turning it into a scavenger hunt makes it more engaging.  What do I look for on this scavenger hunt?  I attempt to have an eye out for a few things, really, but the number one thing I look for is how the Law points to Christ.  Here are a couple of things that...

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