[CF Devotionals] 2009-06-21 - Passages about Worship

First, we at CF Devotionals hope that all of you who are fathers will have a Happy Father's Day. For those of you for whom Father's Day is painful, we offer up a prayer for you.

Since many of us will be worshipping in churches this weekend, we present some passages about worship, in hopes of helping us to prepare our hearts for what someone has called “the Christian’s most important work.” All Scriptures are from the New International Version of the Bible (NIV).

Psalm 122: 1 I rejoiced with those who said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD."
Psalm 100:1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the Earth.
  Worship the LORD with gladness;
  come before him with joyful songs.
2 Know that the LORD is God.
  It is he who made us, and we are his ;
  we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
3 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
  and his courts with praise;
  give thanks to him and praise his name.
4 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
  his faithfulness continues through all generations
Psalm 95:1 Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD;
  let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving
  and extol him with music and song.
3 For the LORD is the great God,
  the great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the depths of the Earth,
  and the mountain peaks belong to him.
5 The sea is his, for he made it,
  and his hands formed the dry land.
6 Come, let us bow down in worship,
  let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;
7 for he is our God
  and we are the people of his pasture,
  the flock under his care.
  Today, if you hear his voice,
8 do not harden your hearts….
John 4:21-24 Jesus declared, "Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 22 You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth."


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