The Moore American


June 3, 2014

How is your love for the Lord?

MOORE — We are grateful for all the Moore American readers’ presence today. Our enthusiasm for God is thriving and the Lord has blessed us greatly during our eight years in Moore.

One of the things we do in our worship and service to God, is coming faithfully to the Lord’s table that He set (Acts 20:7; Mark 14:22-25). Each saint within the congregation breaks and eats from that one loaf of unleavened bread. Then, after the same manner, drinks from the cup of blessing by doing so, all saints have been made to drink into that one Spirit and have access by one Spirit unto the Father (1 Cor. 11:23-29, 1 Cor. 10:16-17, 1 Cor. 12:13, 1 Cor. 6:17; Ephesians 2:18).

Perhaps you will like the question we wanted to pose in today’s visit: How is your love for the Lord?

The truth is, most of us — no, all of us — can use a little more: fire in the bones (Jeremiah 20:9). There are so many reasons we need to develop and sustain a great enthusiasm and worshipful attitude. A hardcover book on the topic would only be the beginning.

But here’s one reason, for today:

We should approach the Lord with great admiration because He is our fortress. As the songwriter, Martin Luther puts it so eloquently, “A mighty is our God, A bulwark never failing.” How true.

Hezekiah and Isaiah, and the people of their day, understood this. In fact, the Holy Spirit delivers us this 46th Psalm. Remember how it begins? “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” That is, God is a mighty fortress.

The psalmist vividly remembers King Sennacherib bearing down on Hezekiah and the city of Jerusalem. Behind the boastful king lay bare and burnt fields as he marched powerfully and arrogantly southward toward Judah. Ahead he could see the amber fields of grain and the prosperous and plush land of Israel. How could he resist such a mighty fortress?

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