Weekly Worship Meditation

April 2018

Why does anyone want to do God's will?

“I delight to do Your will, O my God, And Your law is within my heart.” —Psalm 40:8 Why does anyone want to do God’s will, walk in His ways, and obey His Word?  Because God’s Law is written in that person’s heart. One of the precious promises attached to the New Covenant is that God would write His law in the hearts of those who are born again, filled with the Spirit of God.  Under the Old Covenant, the Law was written on tablets of...

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He knew his place before God

But who am I, and who are my people, That we should be able to offer so willingly as this? For all things come from You, And of Your own we have given You.  15  For we are aliens and pilgrims before You, As were all our fathers; Our days on earth are as a shadow, And without hope. —1 Chronicles 29:14-15 David truly was a man who knew his place before God.  He was the king of a great nation, but he saw himself before God, and saw himself as nothing apart from...

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Is God ever NOT gracious with us?

David said, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept, for I said, ‘Who knows whether the LORD will be gracious to me, that the child may live?’” —2 Samuel 12:22 The back story of this verse is that when David’s first child by Bathsheba lay dying, David was fasting and weeping, but once the child died, he rose up and went into the house of the LORD to worship.  When asked why the abrupt change, this verse was David’s reply. While...

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Does God withdraw from us when we fail?

And David and his men went to Keilah and fought with the Philistines, struck them with a mighty blow, and took away their livestock. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah. —1 Samuel 23:5 The people of Keilah were being savagely bullied and robbed by the Philistines (23:1).  David ( a fugitive from Saul at the time), heard of it and asked the Lord if he should attack the Philistines to rescue the people of Keilah (v.2, 4).  The Lord answered yes, and assured David of...

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