Weekly Worship Meditation

August 2013

Why Me, Lord?

August 25, 2013 Then King David went in and sat before the LORD; and he said: "Who am I, O Lord GOD? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far?... And who is like Your people, like Israel, the one nation on the earth whom God went to redeem for Himself as a people, to make for Himself a name—and to do for Yourself great and awesome deeds for Your land—before Your people whom You redeemed for Yourself from Egypt, the nations, and their...

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Grace or Vengeance?

August 18, 2013 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord. —Romans 12:19  It is not unusual to hear comparisons made between David and Saul.  But what about David and Joab?  Joab was David’s number one military man.  He was as loyal to David as anyone ever was or could be.  But Joab had one serious flaw.  He passionately insisted on...

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The People God Calls to Himself

August 11, 2013 And everyone who was in distress, everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented gathered to him. So he became captain over them. And there were about four hundred men with him. —1 Samuel 22:2  Not only was David an outlaw in Saul’s eyes, those who attached themselves to David were a rag-tag collection of souls. The distressed, the indebted, the discontented gathered to him.  Beyond an accurate record of the facts, it is another...

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Answering God's Call and Doing God's Will

August 4, 2013 …And Saul the son of Kish was chosen. But when they sought him, he could not be found.  22  Therefore they inquired of the LORD further, "Has the man come here yet?" And the LORD answered, "There he is, hidden among the equipment."  23  So they ran and brought him from there… —1 Samuel 10:21-23 When God chose Saul to be the first king of Israel, on the day he was to be presented to the people, he tried to...

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