Weekly Worship Meditation

August 2015

He was forsaken so we never will be

August 9, 2015 In my distress I cried to the LORD, And He heard me. —Psalm 120:1 What a blessing it is to know that God hears our prayers when we cry out to Him.  But think for a moment what it cost Christ so that God would hear our prayers. Isaiah 59:2 tells us how our sins lock our prayers.  “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear.”  This being the case, we should...

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Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD!

August 2, 2015 Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men! —Psalm 107:8 Psalm 107 opens with the words, “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!  For His mercy endures forever.”  Then four more times in the Psalm, a refrain is repeated, “Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!” (v.8, 15, 21, 31). ...

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The Problem of Partiality

July 26, 2015 …have you not shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?... but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors. —James 2:4, 9 The first nine verses of James 2 are usually understood to be about not showing favoritism to the rich over the poor.  That is true.  But that is not the whole truth.  The bigger picture of this section is about not showing favoritism at all. ...

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