Know that the LORD, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
LORD Jesus, we praise You for You are the Word of God the Father. Open our eyes to see what mighty acts You have done. Open our ears to hear what the Spirit says to His people. Search us, O God we pray, and know our hearts; and see if there be any wicked way in us; and lead us in the way that is everlasting. In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen.
Today is the first day of a planned six weeks lockdown in Ireland. Looking at it from this point of view we could despair: Day one of many, many more to come.
Let’s look at it in a different way: This is the first day of slowing down, a new chance for us to adjust our focus.
What is it that we really know? Does it matter? Do we know who God is? Are we taking the time to know Him? What is it that He wants us to know? Is He asking us to do some things differently?
Let’s move on to the coming of the LORD’s Day.
Before attending church on Sunday how do you prepare? Do you seek answers to your questions? With what kind of an attitude are you entering the worship service? Do you expect the preacher to read the Scripture, interpret the Bible for you, and tell you what you ought to do in the coming week?
It matters how we prepare for church on Sundays. Having the right attitude toward the worship service is very important. What we are expecting to hear from the preacher could make all the difference.
Know that the sovereign LORD is God and remains in control.