Weekly Worship Meditation

June 2017

Seeking Advice from the World

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, and rely on horses, Who trust in chariots because they are many, and in horsemen because they are very strong, but who do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the LORD! —Isaiah 31:1   The problem Isaiah addresses in this passage is no less critical today.  In fact, though the problem may be more subtle, it may be even more rampant.  In Isaiah’s day, when God’s people were facing a military enemy they...

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Complaining Against God

"O My people, what have I done to you? And how have I wearied you? Testify against Me. For I brought you up from the land of Egypt, I redeemed you from the house of bondage; And I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. —Micah 6:3-4 It is not uncommon, even among His children, to complain against God.  It is even considered by some that telling God you are mad at Him is not only no big deal, but healthy.  There are at least two reasons this is madness. The first...

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Will God Forget Your Children?

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. —Hosea 4:6 What could be worse than hearing God say He will reject you?  I can’t think of a thing—except maybe hearing that God will forget our children!  A few thoughts on this: Many would give their lives for their children.  But what would...

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The Book of Jonah

Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before Me.” —Jonah 1:1-2 The book of Jonah is not like any of the other prophetic book.  Instead of being a collection of prophetic utterances, it is a narrative.  It tells the story of a prophet commissioned by God to deliver a word of judgment to the wicked pagan inhabitants of the enormous city of...

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