Words From the Heart for Thursday January 24th, 2019
They will know that I am the Lord their God, who brought them out of Egypt so that I might dwell among them. I am the Lord their God.
Exodus 29:46 (NIV)
I Am the Lord
The Nickle Resolution, passed in 1919 by the House of Commons, directed that the practice of bestowing titles of honour by foreign governments on Canadians be discontinued. The Resolution requested that the British government refrain from conferring “any title of honour or titular distinction” upon any person ordinarily resident in Canada, except for those of a professional or vocational character. The Resolution declared that the Canadian government would not approve an order or decoration that carries with it a title of honour or any implication of precedence or privilege.
Once the Lord God had brought the people out of Egypt, He began to reveal His will and heart to them. It begins with the construction of a portable Tabernacle that would be the centre of worship for the 40 years they would wander in the wilderness. So God gives very clear instructions about how to build the tabernacle and what worship should look like. And as usual, when God gives a command, He also gives a promise. We see it in Exodus 29:46: “They will know that I am the Lord their God, who brought them out of Egypt so that I might dwell among them. I am the Lord their God.” In the abiding presence of God, the people will be reminded of God’s deliverance. Worship affords us the opportunity to lift our eyes off the world and onto the Living God who has delivered us from the power of sin and guilt. In remembering that, our worship becomes vibrant and personal. As we remember all that the Lord has done for us, our desire is to offer Him praise and thanksgiving. By so doing, we declare that He is worthy and that is the heart of worship.
These have been words from the heart.