Worship before the throne of justice

I do wonder about the great sea monster. But the monster will have to wait for another day.

Instead, you have an assignment this morning. Yes, the old streak of teacher in me is bubbling up and giving you homework.

I could reprint the Scripture here…but it’s too easy to gloss over Scripture you see on the screen. It will be better if you pick up your Bible and read it there.

Read Psalm 89 this morning. It will only take a few minutes. But it will stay with you all day.

Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship,
for they will walk in the light of your presence, LORD.

They rejoice all day long in your wonderful reputation.
They exult in your righteousness.
(Psalm 89:15, 16)

This psalm will bring you into worship (and explain my first line about the sea monster).

Worship will bring you into the light of His presence for this day.

Ponder, as you read, how this song absolutely dances with delight in the “reputation” of God. The songwriter here dwells on so many things essential to our hope, so many facts about our Father that we have already been meditating upon: His unfailing love, His faithfulness, His creation, His rule, His strength and care, His absolute awesomeness.

One image in particular captures my thoughts as we begin another week:

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne.
Unfailing love and truth walk before you as attendants.
(verse 14)

In this section of our year-long meditations, we are asking Why trust God’s promises? Who is He, that we can build our hope on His Word?

 He is the One who sits on the throne of justice and righteousness.

Now go and read Psalm 89 and worship.

And may you walk in the light of His presence today.

 

 

Psalm Prayer:

Lead me by your truth and teach me,
for you are the God who saves me.
All day long I put my hope in you.
(from Psalm 25:5)

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© Elaine Starner 2015 Photo credits: Thanks to Claire Pridgeon, Paul Stutzman, Lana Turner, and Mary Jane Smith for sharing photography I’ve used on this site. (Click on each name to see more.)

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