News:

Have you looked at our Gallery lately?
Some nice photos in THERE

Main Menu

Random Image

Spring passion

Owner: wintercreeks

Mini Challenge Winners

Help us Congratulate the Winner of Mini Challenge #106~My Favorite Things
Here
Congratulations Fotobirder!
Bird Photos In Snow

Today's Verse

Site Menu

Shoutbox

Janet: Carol, I am just reading this.  So sorry for your loss, glad your beloved Don knew the Lord and you have the assurance of his eternity  and that you WILL see him again.  Much love to you.  Janet Jun 18 2022 8:49am

Oldiesmann: So sorry for your loss Carol. Praying for you and your family :( May 01 2022 5:13pm

Carol: My husband Don is with the angels.....Our family was able to hold  ourselves together for the last moments.  Juar rhoufhr you might want to know. Apr 29 2022 11:35pm

Carol: Thankful:  Don is home from hospital.  I found him unconscious with head outside on the floor and the rest was in the shower.  At the same moment, one son was walking through the front door to visit.  Two fire trucks came racing in and they took over After Dec 29 2021 10:01pm

JennyW: Autumn is shaping up to be quite beautiful this year! Oct 02 2021 12:24pm

JudyB: I will be back this evening to start July's thoughts..... The wedding was beautiful! Jul 02 2021 11:51am

JudyB: June is finally started! Jun 07 2021 12:34pm

JudyB: I've gone crazy posting songs today, all but one were Pat's favourites too! Apr 15 2021 10:24pm

JudyB: Good Morning everyone!  October's devotional has started! Oct 01 2020 10:25am

JudyB: July 2020 has been started!! Jul 01 2020 12:57pm

 

SONGS OF WORSHIP



Psalm 26

Al Moak

This is a song of preparation, the kind of preparation every worshipper should have before entering God's house. It's a song of self-examination, a song that can be sung to the Lord because He sees all that's in the heart. It's not a boastful song, even though it seems to declare the singer's entire innocence, but it's a song about the general direction and foundation of the life. Even though it's not about a perfect life, yet it is about a life committed to the Lord. The psalmist says, "For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, and I have walked in Your truth." In other words, it's a song about the redeemed life, a life that's innocent before the Lord because, by God's grace alone, every moment of it is lived in dependence upon Him - by His Spirit living within. The psalmist isn't boasting when he sings, "I shall not slip," because he's not trusting in his own strength. He can say, "I have also trusted in the Lord." Because of that trust, he can confidently say to the Lord Who knows him, "Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; try my mind and my heart." He's confident because God has kept him - "Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, and I have walked in Your truth." By grace alone, the whole direction of his life has been to live as one of God's covenant people. For that reason he can sing, "I have not sat with idolatrous mortals, nor will I go in with hypocrites - I have hated the assembly of evildoers, and will not sit with the wicked." In other words, through careful self examination, the singer has become aware - not that he is sinless - but that God has indeed kept him, that he is indeed still a committed member of the covenant assembly. So he can joyfully sing, "I will wash my hands in innocence; so I will go about Your altar, O Lord, that I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all Your wondrous works!" It's a joyful thing to KNOW you're in God's favor! The singer has wanted to come into the worship assembly, but he needed to think about his life first. Now that he's done that, he's glad because he can say, "Lord, I have loved the habitation of Your house, and the place where Your glory dwells!" He wants it always to be this way; he wants always to be kept from falling. He prays, "Do not gather my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloodthirsty men, in whose hands is a sinister scheme, and whose right hand is full of bribes." Instead, the psalmist, and hopefully those he's leading in worship, purpose to remain right where they are at this moment. They sing, "But as for me, I will walk in my integrity; redeem me and be merciful to me. My foot stands in an even place; in the congregation I will bless the Lord." What about you? David wrote this song while doing his own self examination, but he also wrote it so that people coming to the temple in the morning could prepare their own hearts. Are you ready to come before the Lord? You've failed often. You've sinned times without number. But you've always come back, always repented, always trusted Jesus Christ to keep you and to intercede for you. And He's done it. You, therefore, CAN come into His presence! You CAN worship Him!




Next "Songs of Worship" >Psalm 27 >

Back to < "Songs of Worship Index" <




Trinidad AM

Share on Facebook!Share on Twitter!RedditDigg this story!Del.icio.usStumbleUpon

Comments: 0 *

You don't have permission to comment, or comments have been turned off for this article.