Thought for the Lord’s Day

Posted on August 4, 2013 · Posted in Worldview, Worship

Don’t even think about hiding.

Corporate worship is a time when we put our best foot forward. We want to worship well, listen well, encourage well. Another reason for having others think the best is that we are hurting and want to deflect any questions about our struggles.

We are worshipping the one who knows us for what we are. I must not attempt to hide my heart from God. I may be able to come up with reasons to withhold from people, but never from God!

If I am in the hiding business then I cannot be in the worship business. Attempting to hold back from God is lying to God. God knows everything there is to know about me and about you. That means he knows more about you than you could begin to fathom.

Whatever we may be tempted to hide is already known and fully understood by God. Jesus is already interceding for what you are hiding. Worship God in spirit and in truth. Be open and honor his greatness. The great Comforter awaits!

O Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me. Psalm 139:1

 

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.