April 10, 2017

The Noise of War

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15And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony were in his hand: the tables were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written.17And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp.
18And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear.- Exodus 32:17


Isn't it something that the sound of worship is synonymous with the sound of war?  Now in this passage the people are worshiping an idol. Yet still consider, when believers worship with passion, excitement, and in the shout of triumph, we confuse the enemy. He knows he must prepare for a fight. But when he shows up, his fight is not with the people, it's with the people's God. God fights for us. When we worship, he is enthroned right where we are, and He works in his Kingship, restoring order and righteousness.

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