Monday, January 24, 2011

Mon., 1/24/11 Devotion (Acts 24:14)

Today's encouragement comes from Acts 24:14, which says finds Paul saying this:

"But this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets."

This is a pretty bold statement by a former super-strict pharisee, re-
garding the comprehensive primacy of the New Covenant church's wor-
ship and life. Whatever Paul still did, in reference to the old temple and the old forms, it was done, not out of the vitals of true worship, but as a civil nod to a passe, eclipsed system. He viewed New Coven-
ant worship as the genuine fulfillment of the law and the prophets.

May we do the same as Paul; and have his attitude. To lose God's wor-
ship, is to lose everything.

[Puritan quote of the day: "[God] calls upon us from time to time in His Word. He is calling us by His written Word and by His preached Word from Sabbath to Sabbath." --Jonathan Edwards, in his sermon entitled, "It is Well for us that God is Not as we are"]