We continue our devotions this morning with a look at what God promises to those who worship. Remember what we said from Psalm 50 and the story of Abraham and Isaac, that the Worship that God requires is three fold:
It is Sacrificial Thanksgiving
It is Obedience
It is Visible Faith
God’s Oath is His irrevocable vow not to change His mind. This is wonderful if God chooses to swear an oath in mercy – as He did to Abraham:
“By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will indeed bless you and I will indeed multiply your descendants as the stars of the heavens and as the sand that is on the seashore” (Genesis 22 v 16 – 17).
Abraham never doubted again that God would do this. On previous occasions God made promises to Abraham. (See Genesis 12 v 2 – 3; 15 v 5; 17 v 6 – 8) Virtually the same promises would be repeated to keep Abraham encouraged. But when God swore an oath, Abraham did not need more promises. They both are equally true and reliable. But promises are generally offered upon conditions. But once the oath is given, there are no conditions; nothing – ever – will change God’s mind.
When we worship in this way God not only promises to bless us but swears an oath to bless us.
Are you hungry for more of God in your life? Does your heart go out in worship to Him? Here is a prayer of devotion you can pray:
A Prayer of Devotion
“O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need for further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, so that I may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say to my soul, “Rise up my love, my fair one, and come away.” Then give me grace to rise and follow Thee up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long.”