Why we Worship


Clap your hands, all peoples!
  Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared,
  a great king over all the earth.
He subdued peoples under us,
  and nations under our feet.
He chose our heritage for us,
  the pride of Jacob whom he loves.

God has gone up with a shout,
  the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God, sing praises!
  Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
For God is the King of all the earth;
  sing praises with a psalm!

Why Sing?

God reigns over the nations;
  God sits on his holy throne.
The princes of the peoples gather
  as the people of the God of Abraham.
For the shields of the earth belong to God;
  he is highly exalted!

Why Scripture?

KEYWORDS: | Sin | Communion | Forgiveness | Confession |
God Of Mercy
© 2008 Seedsower Music.

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Purpose: | God says of Himself that He is "slow to anger." He is full of compassion, and delights to show mercy. And He is the same yesterday, today and forever. How wonderful to know that He has not run out of patience, and shows us mercy as well.

Commentary: |

Kenneth Macrae, a Scottish preacher in the first half of the 20th Century, speak of his sin in this way.  I am often in a delemma between Antinomianism (antinomianism is the belief that Christians are liberated from the observance of moral laws when God's grace is active) and Legalism.  Sin often - too, too often – gets the better of me, and sometimes I consent to it with a deliberation which frightens me.  When thus the conscience becomes clouded with guilt, and all liberty and joy in God’s service are swallowed up in a chill apprehension of having offended Him, what am I to do?  Were that question put to me by another, I would at once reply: “Flee to the blood of Christ, and, confessing your guilt and weakness, believingly plead its merits and seek to apply it to your wounded conscience”; but when I come to my own case I find it not so simple.  I have come so often upon the same mission, having fallen by the same sin, that I feel that this process cannot continue indefinitely, and that to imagine that it can would be to cheapen sin.  And yet I cannot promise the Lord that I shall put an end to it by refusing to yield to sin’s wiles, for well I know that in my own strength I cannot do so for a single day. ‘Oh wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from the body of this death?’  And yet, after all, there seems but the one way of relief; but God is not unduly hasty in lifting the burden of guilt off an offended conscience, for the bearing of it is sore punishment to a gracious soul. The most difficult exercise in to be penetrated both with a lively sense of our sinfulness and with a sense of absolute freedom from condemnation at one and the same time. (Kenneth MacRae Diary p. 294)

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