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Psalm 40:9-10 Worship

posted Jun 2, 2020, 9:59 AM by Jacob Boer

I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; see, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Lord. I have not hidden your saving help within my heart, I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation.”

The fourth commandment is about the Sabbath Day, which we normally practice on Sundays. Worship has always been a key part of our faith life, of following Jesus, especially coming together on Sundays. It’s a time where we take the focus off of ourselves and concentrate on God and what he’s been doing and how he’s been using us and working with us to bring his peace and renewal into the world, into our communities. Worship is about telling others about God’s faithfulness to us, to share how we are being shaped by Jesus and the Spirit more into the people God has called us to be. Faith is a community activity, not a solo endeavor. During this pandemic, it has been hard to not come together, but that should never stop us from telling each other about God’s faithfulness and love by using the tools of communication we have been given, and so encourage each other to continue to allow the Holy Spirit to fill us and shape us with the love of Jesus so we can call the world to love as God loves.


Q. What is God’s will for you in the fourth commandment?

A. First, that the gospel ministry and education for it be maintained, and that, especially on the festive day of rest, I diligently attend the assembly of God’s people to learn what God’s Word teaches, to participate in the sacraments, to pray to God publicly, and to bring Christian offerings for the poor.

Second, that every day of my life I rest from my evil ways, let the Lord work in me through his Spirit, and so begin in this life the eternal Sabbath.