Call to Worship September 11 2016

“Hebrews 12:28-29 … for our God is a consuming fire: These words are taken from Deuteronomy 4:24 which warns Israel that their covenant relationship with God (‘our God’) would not protect them from the devouring fire of divine judgment if they incurred His jealousy by lapsing into the sin of idolatry. An abiding consciousness of the ineffable holiness of God offers the best deterrent against the commission of sin, and therefore every child of grace prays, ‘Unite my heart to fear thy name’, for he knows that it is impossible to combine a love of sin with a love of God [Psalm 86:11].” (Geoffrey B. Wilson, New Testament Commentaries, vol. 2, Banner of Truth, 2005, pg. 454.)