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This is the Life

“How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!
For there the LORD bestows His blessing, even life forevermore
-Psalm 133:1, 3b
 
There really is nothing more good and pleasant than the blessing of family living together in unity.  There really is nothing more ugly and miserable than family that is fractured, hateful and warring, which is far too often the case.  What God intends as the highest good becomes the most despicable evil when Satan twists it.

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The Danger of Prayerless Assumptions

“Whatever you have in mind, go ahead and do it
for the L
ORD is with you.”
-2 Samuel 7:3

 
When David shared his heart’s desire for building a place of worship for God, and a home for the Ark of the Covenant, Nathan (a holy man and prophet of God Almighty) assumed that it was a desire and an ambition that would be blessed of God. 

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Nothing Less

“I will not offer to the LORD my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing.”
-2 Samuel 24:24

WORSHIP IS THAT DIVINE AND HEAVENLY activity in which we take part, declaring the supreme worth of Almighty God, our Creator, Sustainer and Redeemer.   That praise should be both joyful and passionate.  Paul instructs us that everything we do is to be an act or expression of worship.

Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
 giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

-Colossians 3:17

When it comes to worship, there is a very valuable lesson we need to learn from Israel’s, King David.  Near the end of his life and reign David


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