John 4:20-26-Verse 22, “You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for Salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth…”
If you are anything like me, every now and then, you probably find yourself meditating on something profound that you should have paid closer attention to in the first place to understand why it was done, so you can explain it to others. I have been meditating on this passage for about a week now. What does it mean to be a worshipful person or be in a worship service? The question isn’t whether I know what being worshipful is, it’s more of finding ways to articulate it to people in a way that makes sense, as I continue to discover more about the mysteries of worship. Read the rest of this entry »
Matthew 13:23, “The seed that fell on good soil represents those who truly hear and understand God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!”
It is amazing that the seed that fell on good soil is evidenced by truly hearing and understanding God’s word. Not that those who come to know the Lord know everything, no, they come having been convinced of their current state, they have taken sides with God against themselves (conviction) and they see their need for a Savior so they come in repentance.
Proverbs 27:5-6, “Better is open rebuke them hidden love. Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses”
Have you ever been in a situation where someone you know has sinned and you felt you needed to confront them on it? Perhaps right now you are thinking not me, I’m no better than they are, I sin too, and I don’t want someone confronting me, that won’t help matters. Read the rest of this entry »