In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
WELCOME TO RESCUE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday Morning November 10, 2019
Sunday Morning Bible Study 10:00 AM
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Friday Night Bible Study 7:30 PM
Beneath The Cross of Jesus Pg183
PSALMS 3 & 4
Revive Us Again pg295
I Will Praise Him pg525
DOES WORSHIP COST ANYTHING?
II Samuel 24:24
“Neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God
of that which doth cost me nothing.”
These were the words of David to Araunah when he had attempted to give David what was necessary for the sacrifice. This statement has a wide variety of applications. I would like for us to consider one of these applications. There is an element of sacrifice involved in public worship. There are some things you forego, and some things you have to do to prepare yourself for public worship. There is an effort involved in preparing yourself both physically and spiritually. There is nothing casual about worshipping God. The idea of adapting any aspect of worship for convenience is an abomination. If worship costs us nothing, you can be sure it will not be true worship. We must say with David, “I will not offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing.”
"How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!" (Psalm 139:17)
What a comfort it is to have a personal God – to have a God you can trust – a God who condescends to think on us – to consider our needs – and then supply them? What if all we had to believe in was "the laws of nature" – "mother nature" – "the big Guy" – "a Supreme Being" – or, "the man upstairs"? What if all we had to look forward to was some set of "laws" and "powers" – like the "laws of nature" – acting apart from God?
It seems that there are so many who try to get away from the thought of a personal God – One who redeems – preserves – and provides for His people.
The Bible declares a personal God who takes a special interest in His people – and thinks on them with a tender, gracious consideration.
Pastor Milton Howard