Tag: God is worthy

Mercy for all men!

Scripture reading for June 27th:  Job 15-18, Romans 11

Key Scriptures: Romans 11:32-36 “For God has consigned all to disobedience, that He may have mercy on all.  Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!   How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways!  “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been His counselor?”  “Or  who has given a gift to Him that he might be repaid?”  For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things.  To Him be glory forever. Amen.”

God’s great mercy is available to all.  All men need it because all have been disobedient.  There is no one who has counseled God or given anything to Him.  All men owe Him everything! Repentance can only come when this is recognized. Worship is to be our response to this truth!

Job 15:14 “What is man, that he can be pure?  Or he who is born of woman that he can be righteous?”  

Prayer:  Lord, thank You for Your great mercy to me, a sinner and one in need of mercy.  Today I worship You as the source of all things and my Lord.  Amen.

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Sunday Rest and Reflection–Worship

Dear Friends on the journey,

Greetings!  Are you taking time to rest and reflect on God’s goodness and grace?  Are you attending a service of worship and meeting with others of faith to honor God?  Are you setting an example for your children and grandchildren by living a life of worship with others in a church?  If you are not physically able, God understands, but if you are able, please make every effort to exalt the Lord in community!

God brought His people out of Egypt to worship Him in the manner and place that He chose! (Exodus 7:16) He brought out men, women, and children to worship together! He desires our worship!  Worship puts God in the first place.  Worship is all about God!  So many people today make worship about themselves and their personal preferences.  They want a certain style or type of worship.  They don’t want this or that–maybe drums or instruments.  They don’t want to sing too long or too loud.  They want to stay home and sleep in if they are tired.  They want to come when it suits them and they want to feel good when they leave.  They often say that they can worship alone better than with others, but seldom do!  Besides this, they are being disobedient when they fail to gather with others.

God brought His people out for worship.  They were laden down with blessings.  God was visibly with them.  They were provided with clothes that didn’t wear out, manna from heaven, water from the rock, and not one feeble or sick among them!  (Nehemiah 9:19-21) What did they do?  Complain and grumble!  They even covered their ears when God spoke to them from the mountain!  It is often no different today!  To whom much has been given, much is required!  We know too much and apply too little!  Don’t neglect gathering together today in God’s house with God’s people to worship God! It’s in the New Testament too! Jesus is coming back for those who are eagerly awaiting Him and obediently worshiping!

In His Love, Pastor John

“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25

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