Weekly Worship Meditation

August 2017

No God Besides God

…There is no other God besides Me, A just God and a Savior; There is none besides Me. —Isaiah 45:21 God’s autobiographical statement in Isaiah 45:21 reveals the following essential truths: Repeated twice in this verse, there is no god besides God.  While there are countless false gods, which are not gods at all, God—the one and only true and living God who has revealed Himself in the Bible is in a category by Himself.  Everything else that exists, is...

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May God Be Patient with Us

The Gentiles shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity; because they were unfaithful to Me, therefore I hid My face from them. I gave them into the hand of their enemies, and they all fell by the sword.  According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions I have dealt with them, and hidden My face from them." ' —Ezekiel 39:23-24 God’s chosen people, Israel, sinned against Him.  Repeatedly. ...

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"Know that I am the LORD"

“When I make the land of Egypt desolate, And the country is destitute of all that once filled it, When I strike all who dwell in it, Then they shall know that I am the LORD.” —Ezekiel 32:15 When you read Ezekiel, you will probably notice the often repeated phrase, “then they shall know that I am the LORD.”  This refrain is repeated 28 times in 28 different verses.  Why does God put these words in His prophet’s mouth so often?  Here are...

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Preaching Wrath

In your filthiness is lewdness. Because I have cleansed you, and you were not cleansed, You will not be cleansed of your filthiness anymore, Till I have caused My fury to rest upon you.  14  I, the LORD, have spoken it; It shall come to pass, and I will do it; I will not hold back, Nor will I spare, Nor will I relent; According to your ways And according to your deeds They will judge you," Says the Lord GOD.' " —Ezekiel 24:13-14 It is not uncommon to hear...

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