Weekly Worship Meditation

June 2018

God is not a means to an end

For thus says the LORD to the house of Israel: “Seek Me and live;  5  But do not seek Bethel, Nor enter Gilgal, Nor pass over to Beersheba; For Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, And Bethel shall come to nothing.  6  Seek the LORD and live, Lest He break out like fire in the house of Joseph…” —Amos 5:4-6 God is not a means to an end.  He is the end.  All too often, we, including Christians, seek the Lord in hopes that He will give...

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God's people cannot outrun God's grace

“Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before Me.” But Jonah ran away from the LORD and headed for Tarshish. —Jonah 1:2 Jonah is a picture of all of us at times.  God makes His will for us crystal clear.  Like Jonah, we often run in the opposite direction.  We think we are running from what God wants us to do, but we, like Jonah, are actually running from God!  How sensible is that? The rest of...

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Let's not skip Obadiah

“Behold, I will make you small among the nations; You shall be greatly despised.  3The pride of your heart has deceived you, You who dwell in the clefts of the rock, Whose habitation is high; You who say in your heart, 'Who will bring me down to the ground?'  4Though you ascend as high as the eagle, And though you set your nest among the stars, From there I will bring you down,” says the LORD. — Obadiah 1:2-4 Obadiah is the shortest book in the Old...

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