CALL TO WORSHIP
THE LORD IS ALWAYS WITH US
LET US WORSHIP THE ONE WHO SEES US, FORGIVES US, AND LEADS US
Where shall I go from your Spirit?
Or where shall I flee from your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
If I take the wings of the morning
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
1even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me.
If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
and the light about me be night,”
even the darkness is not dark to you;
the night is bright as the day,
for darkness is as light with you.
Search me, O God, and know my heart!
Try me and know my thoughts!
And see if there be any grievous way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting!
PSALM 139:7-12, 23-24
TRUST JESUS IS WITH US
While Jacob is running away because of his sin, the LORD graciously comes to reveal Himself. And how wonderful He is! We learn that the sovereign God is not distant but personal. He's not far-off but draws near, even to sinners like us. He does not wait for us to find Him, but God comes down to be with us (vv.10-15. Jacob responds in awe - How wonderful is this place in which the Lord is present (vv.16-17). And he takes first steps in trusting the LORD as his God in right worship and faithful dedication (vv.18-22) .
Jesus tells us in John 1:51 that He is the bridge between earth and Heaven which Jacob saw. When we were running in sin, the Lord Jesus came so graciously to reveal Himself, rescue us from our rebellion, and bring us to the house of God. It is great news that God the Son, Jesus, is our Door, the Gate, and the very Way to eternal life. We can rejoice that now God (Father, Son, and Spirit) is surely with us always and forever!
"Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” GENESIS 28:15
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