Tag Archive | worship

Focus of Worship

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a standard; and it shall come about, that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, he will live.” And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the standard; and it came about, that if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.
Numbers 21:8‭-‬9 NASB

Our God is good. He will discipline but with every act of discipline He provides a solution. It requires an action on our part.

It was sin that brought about the serpents. It was the bronze serpent, looking at it, that brought about salvation from immediate death.

The serpent then became an idol. “It is the serpent who saved” instead of “God is our salvation”.

He removed the high places and broke down the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherah. He also broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the sons of Israel burned incense to it; and it was called Nehushtan.
2 Kings 18:4 NASB

King Hezekiah broke in pieces the bronze serpent because it had become the focus of worship. It had become their “salvation”.

It is Jesus upon the cross that is our salvation from sin and death, not just the cross. Looking to the cross cannot be replaced with Jesus and a personal relationship with Him.

The cross is significant but the One who hung on the cross is the One to be worshiped.

🌹 What is your salvation based upon? Who or what do you look to, trust, for security, peace, your salvation?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Hush

“But the Lord is in His holy temple.
[a]Let all the earth be silent before Him.” — Habakkuk 2:20

[a] Lit Hush before Him, all the earth*

Will you be still and silent before the Lord God today in reverent worship?

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

*biblegateway.com

Sanctuary

‘You shall not make for yourselves idols, nor shall you set up for yourselves an image or a sacred pillar, nor shall you place a figured stone in your land to bow down to it; for I am the Lord your God. You shall keep My sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary; I am the Lord. — Leviticus 26:1-2

Hoping you are keeping the Sabbath today and showing reverence to our Lord in His sanctuary.

Worship (3)

Sing praise to the Lord, you His godly ones, 

And give thanks to His holy name.

— Psalm 30:4

Be glad in the Lord, you righteous ones,
And give thanks to His holy name.

— Psalm 97:12

Praise Him and be glad this day as you give thanks to His holy name. What a great way to start a new week.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Choose To Worship And Praise

“All the earth will worship You,
And will sing praises to You;
They will sing praises to Your name.” Selah.  — Psalm 66:4

It is inevitable that all, every knee, shall bow in worship and sing praises to God. What are you waiting for? Worship Him today at a church near you.

We have a free will to worship now. Better to prepare now to worship with a pure, willing, joyful, open heart than a heart of fear when you find yourself before the mighty, awesome, holy, pure God who you never took the time to freely worship.

The choice is yours but don’t deprive yourself of the privilege to worship Him today with others who believe in the only true God through His precious, loving Son, and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Entering God’s House

For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness;

No evil dwells with You.
The boastful shall not stand before Your eyes;
You hate all who do iniquity.
You destroy those who speak falsehood;
The Lord abhors the man of bloodshed and deceit.
But as for me, by Your abundant lovingkindness I will enter Your house,
At Your holy temple I will bow in reverence for You. — Psalm 5:4-7

Are you entering His house today in humble reverence?

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Make Up Your Mind

But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself  — Daniel 1:8a

But if you do not worship, you will immediately be cast into the midst of a furnace of blazing fire; and what god is there who can deliver you out of my hands?”

Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego     replied to the king, “O                               Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to give you an answer concerning this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.” — Daniel 3:15b-18

Daniel made up his mind. Do you think Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego made up their minds? Have you?

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon