Weekly Worship Meditation

August 2018

Knowing God = Humility & Worship

…Indeed, therefore, I will stretch out My hand against you, and give you as plunder to the nations; I will cut you off from the peoples, and I will cause you to perish from the countries; I will destroy you, and you shall know that I am the LORD." —Ezekiel 25:7  The words, “you shall know that I am the LORD," appear in seventy-seven verses in Ezekiel.  Every time These recurring words reminds us that God desires that people, (His people, in...

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If God says, "Speak," we had better speak!

When I say to the wicked, 'You shall surely die,' and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand.  Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul. —Ezekiel 3:18-19  Those God sends to deliver His Word had better...

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Ways we too may be Bible-burners

And it happened, when Jehudi had read three or four columns, that the king cut it with the scribe's knife and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the scroll was consumed in the fire that was on the hearth.  Yet they were not afraid, nor did they tear their garments, the king nor any of his servants who heard all these words. —Jeremiah 36:23-24  As the Word of God was read to King Jehoiakim, he burned it.  He did not burn it all at once, mind...

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Repentance for the wrong reason may not be repentance at all

“Now therefore, speak to the men of Judah and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Behold, I am fashioning a disaster and devising a plan against you. Return now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.” ’ ” And they said, “That is hopeless! So we will walk according to our own plans, and we will every one obey the dictates of his evil heart.” —Jeremiah 18:11-12  One of...

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