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Logos Verse of the Day

Revised Common Lectionary

SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2014 | EASTER
SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
YEAR A

             First Reading       Acts 17:22–31
     Psalm       Psalm 66:8–20
New Testament 1 Peter 3:13–22
GospelJohn 14:15–21


Revised Common Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009. Print.

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

May 25
Longing and Being
1 Chronicles 16:1–17:27; 2 Timothy 1:3–18; Psalm 84:1–12

The general sense of what worship “is” is widely known, but the specifics of what it means are a little vague. Aside from obedience (i.e., avoiding sin and following what God asks of us), there are specific ways to show God admiration. In 1 Chronicles, during David’s many great acts, we get a glimpse into ancient worship practices that are still applicable today. We know that the biblical “editors” favored these practices because they would later ascribe countless [Psalms] to David. His way of worship was deemed “the way to worship.”

After David and his comrades journey to Obed-Edom to bring back the [Ark] of the [Covenant]—the symbol of Yahweh’s provision and advocacy for His people—David appoints “some of the Levites as ministers before the [Ark] of Yahweh” (1 Chr 16:4). The Levites, the tribe designated as religious teachers, are first to “invoke”Yahweh (call upon Him). They are then to do what should b…