Tag: Who is the Lord?

The Issue is Worship!

Scripture reading for January 20th: Exodus 3-6

A healthy fear of the Lord, a respect for who He is, gives us a desire to worship Him.  Worship is a response to the wonder and majesty of God our Creator and Father!   He is the God who is, was, and will always be!  (Revelation 1:8)  He is the One all of heaven and all of earth will one day bow before and worship.  (Revelation 5:13)  The main issue with each man and woman is worship.  Who will you worship?  Will you worship the One true God?

After Moses had spent forty years on the back side of the desert tending sheep, God came to him.  He appeared to him in a burning bush and called him by his name, “Moses!, Moses!” (Exodus 3:4)  Moses responded and God told him to remove his shoes, because he was standing on holy ground.  God spoke to him, “I am the God of your father, the god of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” (Exodus 3:6)  Moses hid his face and was afraid to look at God.  God then told Moses of His desire to deliver the Israelites and told him that he was the one to go and bring them out.  The sign that God was with them would be worship of God on that very mountain where Moses was meeting with God!

Moses asked God how he should answer the Israelites when he went to them and told them of meeting with the Lord.  God responded with a simple name and statement: “I AM WHO I AM”  This is what you are to say to the Israelites: “I AM has sent me to you.” (Exodus 3:14-15)

God had a relationship with His people.  They were considered His “firstborn son”! (Exodus 4:22-23)  He wanted fellowship with his children, especially his “firstborn son” !  From this people who were marked by God through circumcision, would come God’s actual “Firstborn Son”, Jesus Christ!  This fellowship must be in Spirit and Truth, not in the ways of Egypt or the world!  God’s people must come apart to truly worship Him who is their “I AM”.

Today the issue is still worship.  The world does not want God’s people to worship!  The issue is still “Who is the Lord, that I should obey Him?” (Exodus 5:2)  If you don’t know Him as the great “I AM”, your Father, and have a relationship of separated worship of Him alone, you are lost!

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