Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Our Worship to God is as Sweet Smelling Incense
Our Bible Study opened with a
printed call to worship, inspired by Ephesians 4:1-16 - “Lead a life worthy of
the calling to which you are called.Rejoice in the Oneness of Christ’s Body.”I took notes and present an edited message
Our teacher was reminding us
of the altar of incense in the tent tabernacle and that our worship is as
incense to our God.
We look for ways to
help us to enter into His presence.Focus on Jesus
and come with a thankful heart reminding yourself of what He has done for
you.Allow your gratitude to create an
atmosphere of God’s presence.Build a
sanctuary within your spirit for God.
In life things happen that
are not pleasant, but He is able to meet our needs in spite of the
The Song of Solomon is a love
story and also an allegory of Jesus and our relationship with him as the bride of
Christ.We are reminded that marriage is
Solomon 1:3 Your ointments have a goodly fragrance; Your name is as ointment
The church is spoken of as an
altar of incense.
2:15For we are a sweet savor of Christ
unto God, in them that are saved, and in them that perish;
We are a sweet fragrance as
Christ indwells us.We have the
responsibility to be sincere and to walk holy before God.
We are to be loving and attractive with the
Gospel.Some react badly to the Gospel
because the light illuminates their pride and their sin.John 3:Darkness does not like the light, and the gospel may not agree with
their opinion of being good enough to reach heaven on their own merit.
Remember - - It is the Holy
Spirit who draws us to Christ.
Exodus 30:7, 10And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense
every morning: when he dressed the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it.And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the
horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements:
throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the LORD.
Every morning the sweet
incense was to be burnt, and God said, “I will meet you there.”This was to be a daily routine of
worship.The aroma went out to the
congregation and they became involved in the worship.
The carefully chosen spices were
crushed and then blended into a precious oil to be burnt daily.
Jesus shed His blood for us,
and it pleased the Father to crush and bruise Him as the sacrifice for our
God was pleased with Jesus
and He has been elevated and exalted and given a Name above every Name.
141:2Let my prayer be set forth before
thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the
Take time daily to pray and
worship because your prayers are pleasing to God and are as incense.Lift up your hands and praise God for his
marvelous blessings to you.
Affirm your worship to become
a rhythm of life and your communication and relationship with him will
Be faithful and grateful and
understand that God is Good and Worthy of our worship and of our praise.