Sunday, August 16, 2020

Hebrews 12:28-29 NIV 2011

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”

Though the author of Hebrews is unknown, the possibility of it being someone close to Paul is evident in the written words. Steeped in Old Testament history the author showed Christ as superior to all who pointed to Christ. He ended by motivating and warning the faithful of what was to come. Christ will return and there will be a new kingdom. Romans 12:1b, “to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.” Exodus 24:17, “To the Israelites the glory of the Lord looked like a consuming fire on top of the mountain.” God alone is worthy of reverent, awe filled worship and praise.

The world in which we live today is tenuous at best. What can we look forward to on a day-to-day basis? Those of us who know God’s Word understand He could return at any moment. That should change our perspective. I want to live daily as if He could return tomorrow. It is easier to pray He comes back today so this moment will end. Today’s the Lord’s Day so I’ll be greeting all who come to worship together to praise our Great God with reverence and awe.

How do we approach worship?

Ready to worship together,

S

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