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We Have Come To Worship Him

January 3, 2015

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We  Have Come  To Worship Him

All sorts  of people  celebrate “Christmas”,  but ignore and often despise Jesus  as actually being our Savior King  —  LORD God  over all  —  come down  to powerfully save us  from our sins.     What they “worship”  might be  a cult leader,  the excitement  of decorating  to the hilt,  the surprise gifts,  the fun  of Santa Claus,  or the family get-togethers.

So,  what is really “worship”?     Worship includes a deep reverence  and devotion for God / or an idol  of some sort.     It includes love  and adoration,  honor,  and one’s  utmost respect.     In worship,  one uses  prayers,  offerings,   songs of praise,  and service  of various sorts  to show  their heartfelt faith  and respect.

“Worship”  is what the “magi”  put a lot  of love,  respect,  honor,  time,  effort,  faith,  and money into.     Matthew 2:1-2 says,

Now after Jesus  was born  in Bethlehem  of Judea  in the days  of Herod  the king,  behold,  magi  from the east arrived  in Jerusalem,  saying,  “Where is He  who has been born  King  of the Jews?     For we saw  His star  in the east,  and have come  to worship Him.

These “magi”  did not make their long, hazardous trip  to worship  some sinful,  earthly ruler.     They recognized  Jesus as being the power  of God Almighty  to save us.     They had access  to Old Testament writings  from the times  of Israel’s captivity,  many years before.     As foreigners,  they believed  in the Scriptures  of the LORD.     So they believed  the prophecy  given by Balaam  in Numbers 24:17,  which prophecies  the coming  of a Savior King  for all Israel.     Balaam prophesied,

I see him,  but not now;
I behold him,  but not near;
A star shall come forth  from Jacob,
A scepter  shall rise  from Israel,
And shall crush  through the forehead  of Moab,
And tear down  all the sons  of Sheth.

So when  an unknown “star”  appeared  in their night sky,  they were sure  the Savior King  had finally been born  —  and they wanted  to worship Him.     Their hearts  did not waver  when they found the Savior King  in His lowly settings,  for Matthew 2:11 says,

And they came  into the house  and saw  the Child  with Mary His mother;  and they fell down  and worshiped  Him;  and opening their treasures  they presented  to Him  gifts  of gold  and frankincense  and myrrh.

May our hearts  see Jesus  for who He really is  —  the fulfillment  of God’s eternal word,  which testifies  that Jesus  is our LORD God,  come down  to save us  from our sins  —  our Savior King.     There is no other  that can even begin  to compare.

In the awesome  awareness  of God’s loving sacrifice  for us,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord Jesus,  thank You  for condescending  to come down  to this earth  to suffer  and die  in payment  for our sins.     May our every day  of life  be in worship  and service  to You.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

 

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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