Weekly Worship Meditation

September 2016

God's Sovereign Grace

The king spoke, saying to Daniel, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?”  —Daniel 6:20 The story of Daniel in the lion’s den is true.  It really happened, to a real person, in a real place, in real time.  The story is routinely misunderstood, however.  It is not about Daniel being spared a violent death caused by evil persons and ferocious beasts.  Though...

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Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover

“Is it because of your fear of Him that He corrects you, And enters into judgment with you?  Is not your wickedness great, And your iniquity without end?”  —Job 22:4-5 Facts: (1) “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).  (2) All sorrow, sickness, pain, disease, and problems in the world (whether personal or impersonal, great or small) are due to sin (Genesis 3:13-19). Some problems are the direct result of specific...

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Ezekiel's Temple & Job's Friends

…and the name of the city from that day shall be: The Lord is There. —Ezekiel 48:35 What shall we make of the last 9 chapters of Ezekiel?  Here is my take on this admittedly, difficult portion of scripture: As Moses’ tabernacle in the wilderness was a physical picture of Christ who was to come; Ezekiel’s Temple is a spiritual picture of the elect in the church age and into eternity with Christ as the “Prince.” "My wrath is aroused against...

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Enemy of God

The Lord was like an enemy. He has swallowed up Israel, He has swallowed up all her palaces; He has destroyed her strongholds, And has increased mourning and lamentation In the daughter of Judah. —Lamentations 2:5 Paul, in Romans 5:10 says that in our natural state all people are enemies of God.  Granted, some are far more aggressive in their opposition to God, while others are merely indifferent toward Him.  But from God’s perspective, not being for God is...

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