David Jeremiah Devotional 19th September 2022 For Monday | Turning Point Message By Dr. David Jeremiah
David Jeremiah Devotional 19th September 2022, Monday
TOPIC: Worship That Changes
But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Philippians 3:7
Recommended Reading: Acts 9:1-9
1 Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest
2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem.
3 As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.
4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”
5 “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. (David Jeremiah Devotional 19th September 2022)
“I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. 6 “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”
7 The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone.
8 Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus.
9 For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.
David Jeremiah Devotional 19th September 2022 MESSAGE
Before meeting Christ, Paul could best be described as a “hit man” for the Pharisees. From Jerusalem, he traveled around the area arresting Jews who had become followers of Christ, taking them to jail (or worse Acts 22:3 5). But all that changed when he met Jesus Christ on the road to Damascus.
As Paul and his associates traveled, a bright light from heaven caused Paul to fall to the ground (Acts 9:4). Falling to the ground is a posture in Scripture for worship (Revelation 1:17; 4:10; 5:8; 7:1; 19:10; 22:8). But Paul likely wasn’t worshiping; he was likely just shocked and scared. However, it became an image for what he would be doing for the rest of his life: bowing his knee to the Lord Jesus Christ in worship. He fell to the ground in literal fear, but he lived the rest of his life in reverential fear-that is, in worship. When he discovered the true object of worship, it changed his life.
The more we worship our Triune God, the more our life will change. If it is not your practice already, worship on your knees and see how it changes your heart.
What or whom we worship determines our behavior. John Murray
Read-Thru-The-Bible: Amos 5-9
David Jeremiah Devotional 19th September 2022 for Monday Message. Turning Point God was founded in 1982 as the broadcast ministry of Dr. David Jeremiah to deliver the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world.