An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Worship Snacks

(Psa 63:1 KJV)  A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;

(Proverbs 3 also read)

What is the best time to worship?  Notice a difference between the KJV and NASB.  The KJV says “early” (7836) and the NASB “earnestly”.  I think the KJV is more literal but the NASB brings in a helpful nuance.  The root word is “dawn”.  That gives us a time of day but the word also has the idea of priority.  Make worship a priority.  Put your first energy into it.  Don’t wait until you are worn down to seek God’s face.

When you consider that verse 6 talks about meditating on your bed you get an even better picture.  Remember that Paul tells us to pray without ceasing.  I guess you could say that David is telling us to worship without ceasing.

So?  It would be great if our spiritual appetite was as active as our appetite for food.  Grab every moment of spiritual awareness for a bit of a worship snack.  Don’t overlook the full meals either.

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