Presence of God

We fail to appreciate many things until they’re gone. Ethan, the author of Psalm 89, possibly a Levite, writing after the nation of Judah had been desolated and the temple destroyed, remembers.

Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship,
for they will walk in the light of your presence, Lord.
Psalm 89.15 NLT

Many today hear the call to worship, but would rather follow their own desires, enjoy recreation, sleep late and rest, use the time for self. They do not appreciate the joy which this call contains.

For the call to worship is the call to the presence of God.

One day, they will wish they could hear that call again.

Glorious is your light, and joyful your presence, and before you, O Lord, let me walk as one who knows the secret.

Hold this thought: When the call comes to worship, I will answer.


4 thoughts on “The joyful call to worship

  1. Whereas the world sees the week as a drudgery, and the weekend as a free-for-all, the Christian sees every day of the week as a joy, and one that brings them closer to the call of collective worship. The constant taste of “things to come” keeps hope alive and growing. Thank you for the spark!

  2. It amazes me the number of people who think they’re going to heaven, but have no intention of worshipping God. Their thinking runs counter to the redeemed who worship God because they wouldn’t be anywhere else. They know how much God loved them to cleanse them of their sins.

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