Weekly Worship Meditation

May 2017

The Word and Genuine Revival

So they taught in Judah, and had the Book of the Law of the LORD with them; they went throughout all the cities of Judah and taught the people. —2 Chronicles 17:9 King Jehoshaphat was one of the good kings in Judah (the southern kingdom after Israel was split in two.)  While we can certainly see some decisions he made that were not so wise (allying with wicked King Ahab in the north, for example) Jehoshaphat’s twenty-five year reign was marked by God’s favor. ...

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Song of Solomon

Like an apple tree among the trees of the woods, So is my beloved among the sons. I sat down in his shade with great delight, And his fruit was sweet to my taste. He brought me to the banqueting house, And his banner over me was love. —Song of Solomon 2:3-4 Okay.  So what is the Song of Solomon about and why should we read it f we are not sure what we are reading? S of S was written by Solomon about his love relationship with a Shulamite woman.  Not much help because we...

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Miracle of the Incarnation

“But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You. How much less this temple which I have built!” —1 Kings 8:27 Solomon humbly acknowledged that the grand temple he built in Jerusalem was not literally a place in which God can dwell.  After all, how can an infinite God be contained in a building made with human hands.  He can’t. Fast forward to the insignificant village of Nazareth when the angel...

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Lady Wisdom, Lady Folly

Wisdom calls aloud outside; She raises her voice in the open squares. Proverbs 1:20 With her enticing speech she caused him to yield, With her flattering lips she seduced him. —Proverbs 7:21 Proverbs presents two women: The wise woman and the foolish seductress woman.  Both are constantly calling out to those who would pass by.  The wise woman gives wisdom which leads to life (Proverbs 1:20-23, 33).  The immoral woman promises a good time free from impunity...

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