December 01, 2019 | Pastor Jared Carlson
Passage: Joshua 4:1-9
Memories are a powerful thing. Emotions that have long been dormant often come racing back to life, simply because of a memory. It makes sense that as the nation of Israel passed into the Promised Land, God would have His people set up a memorial full of river stones. He wanted them to always remember His marvelous work among their lives. May we always remember what God has done for us, so that we can worship Him with all of our hearts.
Adoration is the convergence of both love and respect. It’s entirely possible to love something, but have zero respect; like we would for an item or object. And, it’s entirely possible to have respect, yet feel zero love; like we would for an individual where there is no relationship. However, Jesus is rightly an object of our affection, and a person deserving our full respect. He has lavished us with his perfect love while ruling as Creator of heaven and earth… “O come, let us adore Him!”