Rejoicing in God's House

SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY GUIDE

Thursday, May 6, 2021.

1 Chronicles 15: 16 - 29

Q.1: What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit? 

Q.2: Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow? 

Q:5: Is there any warning for me to heed? 

Rejoicing in God's House

Try to picture the worship team and the praise party that went for the Ark. David and the leadership would have chosen those who were gifted and proficient enough to lead in the worship (v.16). How many groups of ministers can you identify in vs.17-24? There are different gifts in the church, and all are needed. No gift is superior, and none is inferior. Our gifts should be complementary and should be used to serve others for God's glory (see 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; 1 Peter 4:10-11). However, there are individuals who are especially gifted, and they should be recognised and given special responsibilities (v.22).

King David danced before the Lord and celebrated His goodness but notice Michal's reaction (v.29). She felt 'too dignified' by her own assessment to worship God freely and rather judged and condemned David for the way he worshipped God - too undignified for a king. See 2 Samuel 6:20-23 for the full story and the consequence of her pride. We need to consider our reaction or response to the move of God in the church and in our midst. 


And So? How do we worship God? Jesus reminds us that we must worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24).


Prayer: Spend time to praise and worship God.


A YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN - DAY 126

Num. 23 - 25; Matt. 1

Also read yesterday's topic

Personal Lessons learnt:

Qs.1. God is an orderly God and doesn't expect less from His children. We must be orderly in our services to God, in our personal lives and wherever we find ourselves as children of God. God doesn't want us to do things anyhow. 

Q's.2. Michal had character issues but failed to recognise and deal with it till it eventually landed her in trouble. Identify your character flaws and seek God's help before it becomes late.

Qs.5. Don't ever despise anybody especially when they are doing things in the house of God. If you don't dance, don't despise those who dance. So many people have attracted punishment to themselves just by despising someone.

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