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O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. Psalm 95:6-11

Psalm 95:6-11

O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness: When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work. Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways: Unto whom I swore in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

Two pictures here. The first is the willing worshiper, there is a tone of seriousness, maybe because of the warning not to harden my heart, that needs to be applied to my worship. Yes to express my joy at being in His presence. To celebrate The LORD’s Supper with other believers. To know that we worship a common Savior. To know that we are called to a common purpose. To be called to a common day of praise for the LORD, God, the Almighty.

But the other picture in the latter part of this section is one of damnation of those called but not answering; God determined that they should not enter into His rest. And the place that is ‘not His rest’ is that place that is separated forever from Him—Gehenna.

Let us never forget that as we assemble on the LORD’s Day morning, that we assemble to worship Him and Him alone. We are not there to sing feel good praise choruses but to sing of His grace and power and might and love and goodness and...

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Reading

Morning Psalm 87, Noon Psalm 57-64, Psalm 134

 

An alternate Reading Plan is based on 7 chapters/day from 7 sections of the Scriptures. My groupings are: Genesis-Joshua, Judges to Esther, Job to Song of Solomon, Psalms breaking 119 into convenient sets, Isaiah to Malachi, Matthew to Acts, Romans to Revelation.

 

Or set your own reading schedule up in convenient groupings as fits your study habits. But a daily time in the Word of the LORD is an absolute.

John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.
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