"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair."~from ISAIAH 61 Bible verse for this Blog

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Sunday, July 2, 2023

JESUS, the Storyteller (27)

In Section Four, 


the Storyteller

let's listen to this next story carefully:

"The Object of Our Worship"

as we reflect on that title

now which Parable might this be?

25. The Life of the Party          6/18
26. A Hospitable Host              6/25
27. The Object of Our Worship7/2
28. The Grace Giver                7/9
29. Discerner of the Heart       7/16
30. A Divine Divider                 7/23

"Worship is not about us, but about God."


is a lifestyle!


"When you look up to God, you will never look down on others."~James Merritt

Here are the Scripture readings for this week:

Luke 18:9-14; Matthew 7:14-23; Matthew 7:1-5; Isaiah 6:1-7; Luke 5:1-11

and the subtitle chapter/segments are:

"A Tale of Two Men"
"This Story May Be for You" (Luke 18)
"Don't Bother Comparing"
"See Yourself Correctly"
"See Yourself Clearly"

You may want to check out "Finding God Among Us" for the lessons in this Parable

"Lord, I confess that I am a sinner in need of grace.{actually saved by grace} Forgive me for thinking I'm a bit better than the next guy, and help me to see clearly."

This is my favorite line from this week's devotional (right before the ending so I couldn't miss it):

[Pharisee to the Tax Collector]
 "Let's make a deal: you don't think you're not good enough for God, and 
I won't think I'm too good for God. Let's pray for each other." (p.135) James Merritt

I pray I find myself in neither of these positions
yet hope that JESUS is the true & only object of my worship
but if not, I pray He reveal and make it so!

I worship God because of who He is, He alone is worthy of praise & honor.
He alone is worthy of our worship!


"The First Commandment: The Object of Our Worship"
Sovereign Grace

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