Why we Worship

PSALM 47

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?

The God of Hope
© 2008 Seedsower Music.

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Purpose: | Drumming up hope from earthly sources takes up much of our time, but it is, well, hopeless. Only God can provide hope that lasts, hope based on who He is and His intentions for us. It's all good, because God promises, and then delivers on His word.

Commentary: | Isaiah was facing the worst of times. There was no "best of times" about it. Conspiracy theories abounded. Rumors of pending invading armies spread like wildfire. Perhaps even Isaiah began to let his imagination run away with him. At any rate, God stepped in. What was the word He gave Isaiah?
           
The LORD spoke to me with his strong hand upon me, warning me not to follow the way of this people. He said: "Do not call conspiracy everything that these people call conspiracy; do not fear what they fear, and do not dread it. The LORD Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, he is the one you are to fear, he is the one you are to dread, and he will be a sanctuary....Isaiah 8:11-14 
       
God is our sanctuary. He is our place of refuge, where we can hide. The God we worship is a God of hope. And this kind of hope has nothing in common with "I wish."  This hope is based in the faithful character of our God, someone who is trustworthy, who keeps His word. In that truth, and in His presence, all fear evaporates. So what do in light of that? We lay our burdens at His feet, that's what we do. And we wait, in hope.


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