Weekly Worship Meditation

July 2018

How can we wash our sins away?

“Although you wash yourself with lye And use much soap, The stain of your iniquity is before Me,” declares the Lord GOD. —Jeremiah 2:22 Sinful people (and that includes everyone) are adept in two habitually failed attempts at addressing our sin and guilt.  The first is denial by way of rationalization.  We try to minimize our sin and guilt by insisting that there are many people who are far worse than we are, or by claiming that our good deeds outweigh our bad...

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"End-Times" and doing a little evil

Thus says the LORD: “Keep justice, and do righteousness, For My salvation is about to come, And My righteousness to be revealed.  Blessed is the man who does this, And the son of man who lays hold on it; Who keeps from defiling the Sabbath, And keeps his hand from doing any evil.” —Isaiah 56:1-2 Observations & Applications: 1.  The final revelation of God salvation and righteousness will be when Christ returns.  He is “about to...

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Good parenting means PRAY

So Hezekiah rested with his fathers, and they buried him in the upper tombs of the sons of David; and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem honored him at his death. Then Manasseh his son reigned in his place. —2 Chronicles 32:33 Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem.  2  But he did evil in the sight of the LORD, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had cast out before the children of...

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Good parenting matters, but it is no guarantee

Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem; and he did not do what was right in the sight of the LORD his God, as his father David had done.  —2 Kings 16:2  Hezekiah became king when he was twenty-five years old, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Abijah the daughter of Zechariah.  2  And he did what was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father David had...

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The good news is best in light of the bad news

For You have broken the yoke of his burden And the staff of his shoulder, The rod of his oppressor, As in the day of Midian.  For every warrior's sandal from the noisy battle, And garments rolled in blood, Will be used for burning and fuel of fire. —Isaiah 9:4-5 These verses speak of spiritually dark days and of God’s judgment.  How aware are we of what comes next? For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His...

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