The importance of disciplined worship is demonstrated by each of the great patriarchs of Genesis. In Genesis 12:8, Abraham “pitched his tent with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; there he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord.” Likewise in Genesis 26:25, Abraham’s son Isaac […]
But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations 3:21-24 ESV Here, in the […]
The lion’s share of world-changing work is done by ordinary people who will never make headlines. They simply live faithful lives where God has placed them. Long obediences in the same direction. They’re the ones who nevertheless shape families, communities, cultures, and ultimately eternity. Their worship is a pleasing aroma to God.
I can never repay the gift of God’s grace that saved me from my wretchedness. But what I fear is ever denying the gift. Or of not heeding God’s call with a “Here I am. Send me.” I take for my example Noah. Noah was a righteous man who “walked with God.” Genesis 6:9 suggests […]