The Temptation and The Fall: Genesis 3!
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THE PRACTICE OF ETERNITY
There are many activities we do in this life as Christians that we won’t do in heaven. We will never evangelize anyone in heaven. We will never share the gospel or hand out a tract. We will not pray for needs in heaven – there will be no reason to. However, there is one activity we will continue to do in heaven: WORSHIP. We will worship in this lie as a kind of practice for eternity. The English word worship means,
to ascribe worth to something. We worship God for who He is and because He is worthy. Revelation 4:8 expresses this in the refrain;
Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!(nkjv). Yet we worship God not only for His character, but also for His conduct – not only for His attributes, but also for His actions!
You are worthy, O LORD, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.Rev 4:11(nkjv). God is worthy of worship because He did what no one else could ever do: He created all things, and He continues to sustain them. But more that that, He also redeemed us through His son, Jesus Christ. Revelation 5:9 expresses this truth:
You are worthy . . . for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood.nkjv. That’s what God did for us and He deserves never ending praise and worship because of it. Worship involves the physical and emotional aspects of human personhood, which often finds expression through music and song. But fundamentally, worship is acknowledged of who God is and what He has done. Incorporating our bodily and emotional responses , worship is also an intelligent expression that involves the mind. Jesus said we should love the LORD our God with all of our heart, soul, and mind, and strength , Mark 12:30.This means our worship should fully engage everything within us as we dwell on the greatness of God. There is never a time or situation in which we cannot worship God . There is no valley, no depth, no darkness where God is not worthy of all praise and all glory. Read the stories of Jobwhile he suffered, or Davidwhile he was on the run from Saul,or Paul while he was in prison. You will see that praise is sometimes sweetest and most genuine in those dark times. We should follow those examples.
God is worthy to be praised! As the psalmist wrote,
Oh Come, Let tru worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. For He is our God.Psalm 95:6-7.
God bless you as you Worship Him Alone! Amen
Worship in theot, as now, is relational. The condition of a person ‘s heart – which was the center of being in Hebraic thought – was the most critical aspect of the worship relationship Psa 40:6-8 . The religion of Israel was established for the sale of Yahweh’s presence in the midst of His people Lev 26:13. Yahweh was not some distant god to be appeased , nor was He pleased by empty ritual; rather, He sought relationship with his people and welcomed it in many forms, including: petition ,pilgrimage,thanksgiving,the playing of instrumener,obedience,complain,lamentation,repentance, and remembrance – all which took both verbal and physical form (Exod 15:1-21; Esth 4:1-3; Pss 6:6; 121).
Yahweh’s presence with His people begins intimately with breathe that gives life to Adam and Eve. They remain in full communion with their creator until they eat the apple and discove their vulnerability. They can do nothing to restore their relationship to Yahweh themselves. Yahweh sacrifices animals Gen 3:21to clothe and cover their shame, thus resolving their alienation and preserving His relational presence by means of atonement(Isa 40:1-2;Romans 5:12;1 Cor 15:22,1 Cor 15:45). It is this active redemption that defines the core of Yahweh’s relationship with all of creation (Gen 9:8-16; Romans 8:18-23).
↔Shout triumphantly to the LORD, all the Earth. ↔Serve the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. ↔Acknowledge that the LORD is good. He made us all, and we are His — His people, the sheep of His pasture. ↔Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name. ↔ For the LORD is good, and His love is eternal; His faithfulness endures through all generations.
Happy Thanksgiving All!
You may not understand someone, but you don’t have to understand them to love them. You don’t have to agree with them to accept them. That’s why it’s called unconditional love.
Psalms 32:5 ‘Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said,
I will confess my transgressions to the LORD and you forgave the guilt of my sin.’ If you have purchased a plant before to set it in your house then it is important to take good care of it. This is by constantly watering, wiping the leaves and placing them in an area where the sunlight falls on the plants. If you let the dust settle on the leaves, with time it accumulates and they start drooping and looking withered.This is the same for us as believers. As we live in this world, tiny particles of sin can easily build up in our lives. This can be from resentment, sharp words, impure thoughts or selfish attitudes which directly affect our spiritual growth and those around us can sense that something is wrong.Unless they are confessed right away, they can begin to form a layer of dust that prevents us from experiencing the light of God’s grace in our hearts. We should therefore confess our sins to the Lord because at the cross there is forgiveness and redemption. Confession of sin lets the light of God’s forgiveness shine through.
First, it examines the idea of living in God. Its personalized. The first person perspective “I” does not return until v.9 and 91:14-16. These two verses use four different names for God.
My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.
Amen! Amen! Amen!