The invitation for this week looks at blessings and a vow
[Psalm 65: 1-4]
Praise is awaiting You, O God, in Zion;
And to You the vow shall be performed.
O You who hear prayer,
To You all flesh will come.
Iniquities prevail against me;
As for our transgressions,
You will provide atonement for them.
Blessed is the man You choose,
And cause to approach You,
That he may dwell in Your courts.
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house,
Of Your holy temple.
The life of a Christian must always be one of praise. Praise for our creator for all of the blessings He has given us. This passage gives us several examples of those blessings. He hears our prayer, He provides atonement, He chooses us so we can dwell in His courts.
It certainly is easy to see iniquity as David did, as prevailing against us. When we look back at our lives and how grievous our sin is, how could anyone think they deserve salvation?
Nevertheless salvation is available.
It comes when we perform our part as well. God chooses those who are His, and to become one of His, you must be baptized.
Baptism is the vow that we must perform. A vow that we will live godly lives to the best of our ability. When we do transgress, because of Christ’s sacrifice, we can be given atonement.
To be baptized, we must approach God. Every service includes an invitation to do just that. If you wish to become one of His, or if you need the prayers of the brethren please step forward as we stand and sing.