Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | June 19, 2018

‘OUT OF THE MOUTH OF INFANTS AND NURSING BABES YOU HAVE PREPARED PRAISE FOR YOURSELF’

Today’s devotion comes from Matthew 21:14-17.

“And the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them.  But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He had done, and the children who were shouting in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they became indignant and said to Him, “Do You hear what these children are saying?”  And Jesus *said to them, “Yes;  have you never read, ‘OUT OF THE MOUTH OF INFANTS AND NURSING BABES YOU HAVE PREPARED PRAISE FOR YOURSELF’?”  And He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and spent the night there.”  Matthew 21:14-17.

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Who can praise God as he should?!

But, there is hope!

‘OUT OF THE MOUTH OF INFANTS AND NURSING BABES YOU HAVE PREPARED PRAISE FOR YOURSELF’.  See verse 16.

It is comforting to consider this aspect of God’s sovereignty that God is able to prepare praise that pleases Him.  So let us pray, and approach worship services in faith, that God can and will create, prepare, and cause the worship to praise and otherwise please Him.

Consistent with this truth, it helps us to remember that “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”  John 4:24.  True worship is therefore done in the Spirit of God.

Other doctrine depends on loud music and repetitive phrases and wisdom of man and emotional excitement of man for worship.

But, Reformed Doctrine depends on the Spirit of God for true worship;  “for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh,”  Philippians 3:3.


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