"Ascribe to the Lord"

January 18, 2016

“Ascribe to the Lord”

Blessings folk!

We continue with David’s proclamation before the people as to how they should worship the Lord…

1Ch 16:27-29
Splendor and majesty are before Him,
Strength and joy are in His place.
Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples,
Ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His name;
Bring an offering, and come before Him;
Worship the LORD in holy array.

Remember these things of the Lord…
splendor and majesty are before Him
strength and joy are in His place

How do we respond?
We ascribe.
Yes…”give to”, “bring”, “go to”…

We are to acknowledge that in the Lord are all things.
We are to give the Lord glory…all glory…glory that is due Him. Especially our “glory”.
We are to give unto the Lord an offering…we ourselves.
We are to come before Him.
We are to worship the Lord…in holy array.

Holy array is not limited to clothing used in sacred worship and feast.

We as Believers come to the Lord in holiness - set apart, separateness.
Holiness that He provides.
Holiness that He commands us to walk in.
Hear what the Word says…and how often…

Lev 20:7
Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.

Eph 1:4
just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him…

Eph 5:27
that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.

1Pe 1:15-16
But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

So often in the Body of Christ we embrace the truth that we are “a sinner saved by grace”, and yet exclude the truth that the Lord has called and empowered us to walk in holiness.

The Lord would not instruct just to be/to do what is impossible.
In Him, all things are possible.

If truly saved, we are “positionally” holy.
Therefore, walk in holiness.
Not in the flesh, but in the power of the Spirit.
Not embracing “sinner” status, rather rejoicing in the Spirit that calls us to holiness and empowers us to live so.

Ascribe to the Lord!