Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Saturday, July 18, 2020

Theme: THE ESSENCE OF WORSHIP

Text: “O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.” – Psalm 95:1, 2

Comment: Service day for a convert is a day of great joy in that one is to appear before one’s Maker in a worship situation.  It is a time to bare ones mind to God by way of thanksgiving, songs, dances and prayers, preaching and hearing the word of God, and Christian fellowship with the people of God.  This does not mean that the believer is not before God the other days of the week but this particular day or days set apart for worship, like the Sabbath days of old, is special and is of great significance to the believer. The significance lies in the fact that we invoke on ourselves the blessings and protection of God for the week, we learn about the word of God that purifies and cleanses us as to be fit for salvation, we exhort ourselves as to comfort one another when bruised by Satan as to hope and patiently wait on God who through Jesus Christ our Lord will see us through our trials, afflictions and temptations by His grace.  These and many more make the service day a day to always remember. See Psalm 122:1. “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” –  Psalm 100:4, 5.