“Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at His
footstool-He is holy.”
“We owe worship to God. It is His due. We owe love to man and obedience
to parents, but worship to God.”
Phillip Mauro, “What Is Worship,” Free Grace Broadcaster 177 (2001) : 9.
It is with much joy, prayer, and anticipation that I write my first blog entry for the website of Waldo Baptist Church. In spending a considerable amount of time trying to decide what to “blog” about, I feel that the Lord has led me to share with you how we can worship God through just a few of the many “graces” that He bestows upon us in our relationship with Him and through His Son Jesus Christ. And so with this entry, I would like to share about the Worship Of God in Forgiveness, and Forgiving.
First, I want to point out that it is only by the grace and love of God that any of us are able to be forgiven and have any ability to forgive others. Second, please understand that as born again believers, we can learn how to forgive others and avoid the worlds trap in thinking that apologies are all that is needed to rectify the wrongs that separate so many individuals. Some years back, I was introduced to a biblical resource called “Free Grace Broadcaster.” Free Grace Broadcaster publishes magazines that focus on particular subjects; repentance, worship, forgiveness, and conversion, just to name a few. This resource, along with God’s guiding Spirit, helped me understand the command and importance of forgiving others the way that Christ has forgiven me. It helped me understand what Godly, biblical forgiveness is all about. And when we are able (by God’s grace) to truly forgive others and find the peace in knowing that we have pleased the Father in doing so, we can only say “Praise the Lord.” When we truly understand the depth of how lost we were before we were saved and experience the peace of being justified and forgiven before a Holy God, this understanding can only lead us to worship the Lord! So I leave you now with the connecting link to the article’s on forgiveness that have, through God’s Spirit, taught me so much. Although all the articles in this publication are helpful, I encourage you to focus your attention on the first article by Jay E. Adams, titled “What Is Forgiveness?”
Until next time, may God bless you and show forth His grace upon you, and may we in response worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.