Sunday, October 11, 2020

WORSHIP

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 20-21

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These are the remains of the Temple of Pan in Caesarea Philippi. This shrine was likely in full view when Jesus asked his disciples, “Whom do men say that I am?” and “Who do you say that I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Christ the Son of the living God!”

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

Key Verse: Leviticus 20:8

And you shall keep My statutes, and perform them: I am the Lord who sanctifies you.

 

The god Pan, half goat and half man, was worshipped at the place pictured above. There is no record of a people group that did not worship someone or something. To worship is a basic human characteristic. We will worship! Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, invites us to worship Him, and so does the fallen angel, Lucifer, who declared war in Heaven so that he would be worshipped instead of his Creator. Our reading today begins with Molech, the horrible manifestation of Satan who demanded children as a sacrifice; worshippers would throw their babies into the fire. We understand that The Great “I am” sought the deliverance of His people from these things. The animal sacrifices were the picture of the final sacrifice when God would give His One and only Son as the ultimate Sacrifice. He sanctified (separated, made holy) a people who would begin the process of bringing people back to the true God.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, I choose to serve You and not things made with men’s hands. Please grant me the grace to hold firmly to You and You alone. I worship You, Lord Jesus. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

The penalties described in our reading were seldom carried out, according to the Jewish Rabbis. Forgiveness was offered and received. I can remember making threats of punishment for wrong doing to my children. Reynold, our photographer, was the target of these declarations of justice several times. I would send him to his room and inevitably this 5, 6, or 7-year-old would be on his knees when I arrived. “O God, dear Jesus,” he would cry out, “forgive me and make me a good boy.” What could I do? Of course, I forgave him, and I also knelt beside him, prayed for him, hugged him, and rarely would he be punished further. However, I could not help but notice the smile tugging at the corners of his mouth. He’d figured out how to lessen the punishment. As he matured, he became a boy who loved to pray, even when not under judgment from his Dad. Then he was filled with the Holy Spirit, but that’s another story, which I may tell when we get to the Book of Acts.

Yours to emphasize the worship of the One and only true God,

David

23 thoughts on “Sunday, October 11, 2020

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to the Mainse family and to all my blog friends.
    Blessings to each and everyone.
    Eleanor M.
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  2. Thank you Eleanor . I was just going to say the same thing. Went to church this morning. A congregation of 20. But it was good.

    We are having close family for dinner tonight. They live right beside us. So nice.
    I thank God every day for the many blessings he has bestowed on us. God is so good.

    May God richly bless you all today.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving Sunday πŸπŸ‚ to the Mainse family and fellow saints in the Lord. πŸ‚πŸ

    Sorry I could not post, this morning. Please keep me in your prayers these next few days. I sprained my ankle/ligament walking this morning; had a very bad fall on the concrete. Just got back from the ER. Not a pleasant situation when I am in the midst of packing and moving. πŸ€•

    But ever thankful for the greatness of this fall day and God’s bounty and blessings on my life, and for all the saints and your lovely encouraging and uplifting messages on the blog. ✝️ Wishing you a splendid day and tomorrow on Thanksgiving Monday. God bless you all and Happy Turkey! πŸ¦ƒ

    “But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, β€˜Salvation comes from the Lord.’” Jonah 2:9

    “The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.” Psalm 28:7

    “Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High.” Psalm 50:14

    Thank You Lord – Don Moen – Worship Video w/lyrics
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRY28AkgLmg

    • Oh my dear Beverlee I am so sorry for what has happened to you. I pray that God will be your comfort and strength. I will keep praying for you.
      πŸ™πŸ™β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ™πŸ™
      Eleanor M.
      I am I’ll try to post Save in the arms of God.

  4. A blessed Thanksgiving to all bloggers and anyone involved with this production.
    I had Thanksgiving with my daughter and son-in-law on Saturday due to the pandemic and other reasons, as I still have children in the area.
    We have an uncountable reasons for thanksgiving, praise God.

  5. So sorry Beverlee to hear of your fall. May God strengthen & help you. Father, in Jesus Name, touch Beverlee & give/send the helps she needs @ this time. Bless her Lord. Praying for the Mainse family as well. I will be alone this Thanksgiving but I am okay with that. Expecting another great grandchild at anytime now. Numbers 5 & 6 great grandchildren! So much to be thankful for. Amen

  6. THANKSGIVING BLESSINGS TO ALL BLOGGERS ! So sorry Beverley to hear of your accident- May GOD send you the help you need to get thru’ the next little while GOD BLESS

  7. Happy Thanksgiving to each and everyone of you! May His bountiful blessings be upon you, today and always! πŸπŸ’πŸ
    Though things may be different this year, still there is much to give be thankful for! πŸ™

    So Sorry to hear about your fall, Beverlee. I pray that the Lord will provide you with the help you need at this busy time of packing and moving. May He heal you much quicker than expected so that you will be able to carry on with the work before you. πŸ’

    Congratulations Doreen on the soon-to-arrive great grandchildren. May the Lord bless them and you, also πŸ™

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