Weekly Worship Meditation

August 2016

God's Word and Free Speech

"Therefore the princes said to the king, “Please, let this man be put to death, for thus he weakens the hands of the men of war who remain in this city, and the hands of all the people, by speaking such words to them. For this man does not seek the welfare of this people, but their harm.” —Jeremiah 38:4 Political correctness monitored by self-assigned thought police is nothing new!  Twenty-six hundred years ago, people who didn’t like what Jeremiah was...

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Spiritual Adultery

“But you trusted in your own beauty, played the harlot because of your fame, and poured out your harlotry on everyone passing by who would have it.” —Ezekiel 16:15  Spiritual adultery.  It is an insult to God. Ezekiel 16 is a most graphic chapter depicting God’s faithful love for His often unfaithful bride.  The chapter begins with God recounting in vivid parabolic terms how He found His people in the first place: illegitimate, unloved, unwanted,...

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Saying We Read the Bible

And I will pursue them with the sword, with famine, and with pestilence; and I will deliver them to trouble among all the kingdoms of the earth… because they have not heeded My words, says the LORD, which I sent to them by My servants the prophets…Therefore hear the word of the LORD… —Jeremiah 29:18-20 The majority of evangelical Christians affirm that the Bible is the Word of God.  And yet, the majority of those who make that affirmation don’t know...

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True Revival and the Word of God

…Hilkiah the priest found the Book of the Law of the LORD given by Moses. 15 Then Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan the scribe, "I have found the Book of the Law in the house of the LORD." And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan. 16 So Shaphan carried the book to the king…18 Then Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, "Hilkiah the priest has given me a book." And Shaphan read it before the king. 19 Thus it happened, when the king heard the words of the Law,...

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