Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Worship God in His Holy Word Today!

"The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them Your servant is warned, And in keeping them there is great reward." (Psalm 19:7-11, NKJV)

In our Bible study tonight we will be considering the concept of worship. God is worthy of all honor and praise. Last week we focused at seeing his glory as revealed in general revelation in the world. Tonight we will focus on His specific revelation in His Word.

I want to encourage you to spend time in His Word on a daily basis. Worshiping God in response to His direct revelation on a daily basis will help you to worship Him in the most difficult times. Most of us know the story of Job how through no direct fault of his own he literally lost everything he owned and loved here on earth. His grief was overcome by His joy in God.

"Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped. And he said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.” In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong." (Job 1:20-22, NKJV)

The key to responding to crises in this way is to have a daily practice of feasting on the Word of God. Job describes his practice later in the text.

"I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth More than my necessary food." (Job 23:12, NKJV)

Worship God in His Holy Word Today!

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