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The Heart of a Worshiper June 7, 2007

Posted by larrylaz in Scripture Meditation.
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Well, Joe is flying somewhere over the Atlantic right now, on his way back to New Jersey from Spain; so I guess it’s on me to keep things rolling today!

This morning during my devotions I read Psalm 26 (as the morning prayer already may have indicated).  As I read, I began seeing the portrait of a true worshiper.  This list is by no means exhaustive, but it set my heart and the qualities that God values in a worshiper.  Here’s what I saw:

1. Faith in God — ‘I have trusted in the Lord without wavering…’

2.  Eyes set on God’s love (most vividly revealed in the gospel of Christ crucified) — ‘Your steadfast love is before my eyes…’

3. Hating what dishonors God — ‘I hate the assembly of evildoers, and I will not sit with the wicked.’ (Compare Romans 12:9, ‘Hate what is evil’)

4. Moral Purity — ‘I wash my hands in innocence…’

5. Gratitude — ‘…proclaiming thanksgiving aloud…’

6. Testimony — ‘…telling all your wondrous deeds.’

7. Delight in God’s Fellowship — ‘O Lord, I love the habitation of Your house…’

8. Awareness of our need for grace, and crying out to God for more of it — ‘Redeem me, and be gracious to me…’

9. A Corporate influence — ‘…in the great assembly I will bless the Lord.’

Grant us, O God, that we should be such worshipers!

Give Psalm 26 a read and let me know what I missed,

Larry

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