Second Commandment Devotional this Morning


This is the devotional we read at family worship this morning.  My wife and I were blessed by thought I'd share.  It's based on the question:

"What does the Second Commandment Require?" 

Answer: "The Second Commandment requires us to receive, respectfully perform, and preserve completly and purely all the regulations for religion and worship that God has established in His Word."

God has established in His Word regulations (or rules) for religion and worship.  He wants us to worship Him and He wants us to do certain things when we worship Him.  God requires His people to gather regularly to worship.  When they do that, He requires them to read His Word together and to listen as His Word is preached.  He wants them to sing His praises.  He wants them to pray together.  God also requires His people to remember the Lord's death for them through the Lord's Supper and to be baptized into the church.  Those who truly belong to the Lord will receive these requirements of His.  They will gladly participate in these things.  Those who belong to God will want to be with the Lord's people on the Lord's Day.  They will want to sing His praise and  hear His Word taught, even if they do not always understand everything.  If you always find going to church on Sundays unpleasant, you need to ask yourself if you are truly one of God's people.

Psa 122:1 ESV - I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD!"

From Training Hearts, Teaching Minds by Starr Meade