Fake Worship

Scripture “Quit your worship charades. I can’t stand your trivial religious games: Monthly conferences, weekly Sabbaths, special meetings—I can’t stand one more! Meetings for this, meetings for that. I hate them! You’ve worn me out! I’m sick of your religious observance while you go right on sinning. When you put on your next prayer-performance, I’ll be looking the other way.” ~Isaiah 1:13-14, MSG…

Bless ME Father!

Scripture “Oh my father, bless me, too!” ~Genesis 27:38 Quote The one aim of the call of God is His satisfaction or pleasure. ~Oswald Chambers A part of the fall is the curse of sin and death but along with that is our vanity. We humans are vain. We are self-centered to the core. When…

Rejoice–It’s An Order

Scripture Sing for joy to God our strength; shout aloud to the God of Jacob… this is a decree for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob. ~Psalm 81:1,4, NIV Quote We fail to worship because our minds are attached to useless things. If is impossible to worship God when our mind is not…

The Real Temple

Scripture Now I promise that like you, your descendants will be kings.  I’ll choose one of your sons to be king… I’ll make him a strong ruler, and no one will be able to take his kingdom away from him. He will be the one to build a temple for Me.  ~I Chronicles 17:10-12, CEV…

Hanging Up The Harps

Scripture We hung our small harps on the willow trees. ~Psalm 137:2, CEV Quote Self-pity is the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical drugs; it is addictive and dangerous. It gives momentary pleasure and then separates the victim from reality. ~John W. Gardner If we understood the destructive power of drugs, we would be afraid to…

The Place of Worship

Scripture You must not offer sacrifices just anywhere you want to. Instead, the LORD will choose a place somewhere in Israel where you must go to worship Him.  ~Deuteronomy 12:5, CEV Quote Obedience is the first act of worship. ~Ya’akov I had a conversation last week that got me to thinking. We we worship God as we…

Preparing For Worship

Scripture The food that you put into your mouth doesn’t make you unclean and unfit to worship God. The bad words that come out of your mouth are what make you unclean.” ~Matthew 15:11, CEV Quote God’s purpose in redemption is to make worshipers out of rebels ~A.W. Tozer I was reading Matthew 15 in…

Keep The Altar Fire Burning

Scripture The fire on the altar is to be kept burning; it must not go out. Every morning the priest will burn wood on the fire… Fire must be kept burning on the altar continually; it must not go out. ~Leviticus 6:12-13 (CSB) Quote Confession without repentance is just boasting. ~H. Eugene Bolton Corrie Ten…

Celebrate Jesus

Scripture But the righteous are glad; they rejoice before God and celebrate with joy. ~Psalm 68:3, CSB Quote Without authentic worship, we go about miserable. ~A.W. Tozer I first noticed the word ‘Celebrate’ when I read the Contemporary English version some 15-20 years ago. Every time I read a new translation, I come across things I have not noticed previously.…

The Revelation Of Jesus Christ

Scripture Look! I have been standing at the door and I am constantly knocking. If anyone hears Me calling him and opens the door, I will come in and fellowship with him and he with Me. ~Revelations 3:20, LNT Quote Loving Jesus, gentle Lamb, in Thy gracious hands I am; Make me, Savior, what Thou…