Advent Journey Day 25
Glory to God on High
God has met with us and the first reaction of the Israelite’s is fear and trembling, their hearts are torn, their wretchedness exposed. God’s Mercy is true. He had no higher expectation because He knew they were evil from their youth. But God loved them anyway, He gave and continues to give His Grace. Our only response can be worship! Glory to God on High “the Lord God , compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in loving kindness and faithfulness; who keeps loving-kindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression, and sin; yet He will by no means leave guilty unpunished” Exodus 34:6b-7a New American Standard Bible.
Word of God
Moses wrote out all that God had directed him to, but God didn’t end there. God inspired many others through His Spirit to write the history, prophecy, and poetic worship for many hundreds of years. Joshua, Samuel, Daniel, Jeremiah, Esther, Isaiah, and Micha and many other books continue to reveal God’s Plan and God Himself.
The Bible is a compilation of love letter to the soul and spirit of each person willing to read them.
God’s faithfulness ensures the Advent Son, the Promised Son would come. Some believe He has come, others still wait, while the multitude have not yet confronted their own wickedness. God’s Word continues to be preserved and proclaimed with 2 goals.
- Reveal the sinfulness of every individual. When we see God’s standard we stop looking to the left and to the right but rather into His Word of Truth that cuts to the root and exposes the darkness within with a promise of hope.
- Introduce you the God with a Plan. It’s as simple as the Exodus. Slaves to sin and wretchedness at the basal human state of survival are redeemed through the Blood of the Lamb, given Living Water, and transformed through Spiritual Leaven. The broken are made whole, the old new, the darkness bathed in light.
Individual Faith comes through the Word; hearing, reading, following. Our response is Worship and Praise.
Worship by Following His commands, Love God and Love Others
Zechariah 7: 8-10 8 And the word of the Lord came again to Zechariah: 9 “This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. 10 Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.’
Praise with Thank You and Amen
Exodus 15 Rejoice – “I will sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. … Who among the gods is like you, Lord? Who is like you— majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders? … The Lord reigns for ever and ever.”
1 Chronicles 16 People Praise – “Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always…. He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations,… Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Cry out, “Save us, God our Savior;”
Isaiah 6 Heavens Praise – “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
Luke 2 Glory to God – “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”… “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.”
Sing Praises to the God who Saves! This song of Worship is very profound, enjoy! WOW! Hebrew Worship with English Subtitles
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