Worship the King … by Gerald Hicks II

Today’s Reading – Psalms 115 – 118 (Click on the references to listen to the audio – Click here to view the passage from Blue Letter Bible)

(Second Milers also read – Matthew 17 – 18; Psalms 41 – 45; Proverbs 9)

Listen to this morning’s Scripture song – Psalm 47:1

Read the “0709 Evening and Morning” devotion for today, by the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake.” (Psalm 115:1)

I. Worship Him for Who He is

“For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:” (Deuteronomy 10:17)

A. God of gods

B. Lord of lords

C. King of kings

“Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God? But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased. Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat. They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them. … Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.” (Psalm 115:2-8, 11)

We live in the world that promotes self. A world that says you are your own god. A world that worships the creature INSTEAD OF ( not just more than ) the Creator ..

We have a world that promotes wealth and fame as success and having a lot of stuff ..

Does God have all of us? Or do we have some “idols” in the way?

Just because it’s not a statue of some kind doesn’t mean it’s not an idol in our life!

We give time and we make time for what we deem important—
Do we make time for God ?

Do we make time for the things of God?

That list talks about things that have no physical power – having eyes and ears and a nose And all these different things but with no affect , with no life to them— but yet it still has a hold on the person giving it the worship or attention—

“They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.” (Psalm 115:8)

Whether it be a hobby , finances , a job , a sin or struggle, a distraction of some kind , whatever that idol is or may be , it cannot continue to take the place of our adoration and affection and attention that our God deserves!

Let’s not get used to having God in our lives!

If you’re saved this morning , don’t get over the truth of saying “your God” – “Our God!”

Praise Him for who He is— He is Our God!

The Alpha and Omega.

The Beginning and the Ending.

The Author and Finisher of our Faith.

Our Father and Friend!

He’s the Friend that Never Leaves.

He’s the One that removed your sin as far as the east is from the west.

The One that loves you unconditionally.

The One that will never get tired of hearing your voice.

Our God is Our Everything.

Our God,,, sent Our Saviour Jesus Christ to this earth- being 100% man being 100% God and as Paul writes in 1 Timothy 6:1, 3 – 15.

“Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. … If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. (1 Timothy 6:1, 3 – 5)

Let’s reflect on this challenge that he wrote to Timothy and think of our ownselves.

Sounds like many in our world today doesn’t it?

“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.” (1 Timothy 6:6-7)

But so many live trying to obtain and conquer so much as if they can take it with them when they perish…

“And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.” (1 Timothy 6:8-11)

The world needs the Gospel!

The world needs us as Christians following the example that Paul is telling Timothy to follow after …

“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;” (1 Timothy 6:12-15)

No matter what goes on this world.

No matter how the hearts of men waver.

No matter what happens or changes next or what direction our society goes to next.

Never lose sight of the fact.

There is always One constant.

And He’s the same yesterday today and for ever — that’s our God!

We need to Praise Him for who He is!

Pastor and Mrs. Gerald Hicks II

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