Weekly Worship Meditation

September 2018

Judging God to justify self

“Would you indeed annul My judgment? Would you condemn Me that you may be justified?” —Job 40:8  Who’s ever heard the question, “How can a God of love allow evil, pain, and suffering in the world?”  There are two ways to ask that question.  The first manner in which one might ask this question is simple wonder.  Asked in this way there is no challenge or accusation aimed at God.  The inquirer knows there must be a reason. ...

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Can one be saved and not acknowledge the sovereignty of God?

And at the end of the time I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me; and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever: For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, And His kingdom is from generation to generation.  35  All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven And among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand Or say to Him, "What...

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Three truths in three verses

"Who is he who speaks and it comes to pass, When the Lord has not commanded it?  38  Is it not from the mouth of the Most High That woe and well-being proceed?  39  Why should a living man complain, A man for the punishment of his sins?" —Lamentations 3:37-39 Three biblical truths that people commonly reject—in three consecutive verses:  First, in verse 37, God is sovereign over all things.  No one can, by speaking, alter what will...

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