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1.14 | Express your Unworthiness to Draw Near to God

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SECTION 1 | ADORATION | 1.14 | Express your Unworthiness to Draw Near to God

We must express the sense we have of our own meanness and unworthiness to draw near to God and speak to him.

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But will God indeed dwell with man on the earth? That God whom heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain, 2 Chronicles 6:18(ESV) with man, who is a maggot, and the son of man, who is a worm? Job 25:6(ESV)

Who are we, O Lord GOD, and what is our father’s house that you have brought us thus far to present ourselves before the Lord? 2 Samuel 7:18(ESV) That we have through Christ an access in one Spirit to the Father? Ephesians 2:18(ESV) And yet, as if this had been a small thing in your sight, you have spoken concerning your servants for a great while to come, and this is instruction for mankind, O Lord GOD! 2 Samuel 7:19(ESV)

What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him, Psalm 8:4(ESV) and thus magnify him?

Oh let not the Lord be angry, if we who are but dust and ashes undertake to speak to the Lord of glory. Gen 18:27-30(ESV)

We are not worthy of the least of all the deeds of steadfast love and all the faithfulness that you have shown to your servants; Genesis 32:10(ESV) nor is it right to take the children’s bread and throw it to such as we are; yet the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table; Matthew 15:26-27(ESV) and you bestow your riches on all who call on you. Romans 10:12(ESV)

But will God indeed dwell with man on the earth? That God whom heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain, 2 Chronicles 6:18(ESV) with man, who is a maggot, and the son of man, who is a worm? Job 25:6(ESV)

Who am I, O Lord GOD, and what is my father’s house that you have brought me thus far to present myself before the Lord? 2 Samuel 7:18(ESV) That I have through Christ an access in one Spirit to the Father? Ephesians 2:18(ESV) And yet, as if this had been a small thing in your sight, you have spoken concerning your servant for a great while to come, and this is instruction for mankind, O Lord GOD! 2 Samuel 7:19(ESV)

What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him, Psalm 8:4(ESV) and thus magnify him?

Oh let not the Lord be angry, Genesis 18:30(ESV) if I who am but dust and ashes undertake to speak to the Lord of glory. Genesis 18:27(ESV)

I am not worthy of the least of all the deeds of steadfast love and all the faithfulness that you have shown to your servant; Genesis 32:10(ESV) nor is it right to take the children’s bread and throw it to such as I am; yet the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table; Matthew 15:26-27(ESV) and you bestow your riches on all who call on you. Romans 10:12(ESV)

But will God in very deed dwell with man upon the earth? That God whom the heaven of heavens cannot contain, 2 Chronicles 6:18(KJV) with man that is a worm, and the son of man that is a worm? Job 25:6(KJV)

Who are we, O Lord God, and what is our father’s house, that thou hast brought us hitherto to present ourselves before the Lord? 2 Samuel 7:18(KJV) That we have through Christ an access by one Spirit unto the Father? Ephesians 2:18(KJV) And yet, as if this had been a small thing in thy sight, thou hast spoken concerning thy servants for a great while to come, and is this the manner of men, O Lord God? 2 Samuel 7:19(KJV)

What is man that thou art thus mindful of him, and the son of man that thou visitest him, Psalm 8:4(KJV) and dost thus magnify him?

O let not the Lord be angry, Genesis 18:30(KJV) if we that are but dust and ashes take upon us to speak unto the Lord of glory. Genesis 18:27(KJV)

We are not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth, which thou hast showed unto thy servants; Genesis 32:10(KJV) nor is it meet to take the children’s bread and cast it to such as we are; yet the dogs eat of the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table; Matthew 15:26-27(KJV) and thou art rich in mercy to all that call upon thee.

But will God in very deed dwell with man upon the earth? That God whom the heaven of heavens cannot contain, 2 Chronicles 6:18(KJV) with man that is a worm, and the son of man that is a worm? Job 25:6(KJV)

Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my father’s house, that thou hast brought me hitherto to present myself before the Lord? 2 Samuel 7:18(KJV) That I have through Christ an access by one Spirit unto the Father? Ephesians 2:18(KJV) And yet, as if this had been a small thing in thy sight, thou hast spoken concerning thy servant for a great while to come, and is this the manner of men, O Lord God? 2 Samuel 7:19(KJV)

What is man that thou art thus mindful of him, and the son of man that thou visitest him, Psalm 8:4(KJV) and dost thus magnify him?

O let not the Lord be angry, Genesis 18:30(KJV) if I that am but dust and ashes take upon myself to speak unto the Lord of glory. Genesis 18:27(KJV)

I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth, which thou hast showed unto thy servant; Genesis 32:10(KJV) nor is it meet to take the children’s bread and cast it to such as I am; yet the dogs eat of the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table; Matthew 15:26-27(KJV) and thou art rich in mercy to all that call upon thee.

But will God indeed dwell with mankind on the earth? That God whom heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain, 2 Chronicles 6:18(NASB) with man, that maggot, and the son of man, that worm? Job 25:6(NASB)

Who are we, O Lord GOD, and what is our father’s house, that You have brought us this far to present ourselves before the Lord? 2 Samuel 7:18(NASB) That we have through Christ our access in one Spirit to the Father? Ephesians 2:18(NASB) And yet, as if this had been insignificant in Your eyes, You have spoken also of the house of Your servants concerning the distant future. 2 Samuel 7:19(NASB)

What is man that You take thought of him, and the son of man that You care for him, Psalm 8:4(NASB) and magnify him?

Oh may the Lord not be angry, Genesis 18:30(NASB) if we who are but dust and ashes venture to speak to the Lord of glory. Genesis 18:27(NASB)

We are unworthy of all the loving-kindness and of all the faithfulness which You have shown to Your servants; Genesis 32:10(NASB) nor is it good to take the children’s bread and throw it to such as we are; yet the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table; Matthew 15:26-27(NASB) and You are abounding in riches for all who call upon You. Romans 10:12(NASB)

But will God indeed dwell with mankind on the earth? That God whom heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain, 2 Chronicles 6:18(NASB) with man, that maggot, and the son of man, that worm? Job 25:6(NASB)

Who am I, O Lord GOD, and what is my father’s house, that You have brought me this far to present myself before the Lord? 2 Samuel 7:18(NASB) That I have through Christ access in one Spirit to the Father? Ephesians 2:18(NASB) And yet, as if this had been insignificant in Your eyes, You have spoken also of the house of Your servant concerning the distant future. 2 Samuel 7:19(NASB)

What is man that You take thought of him, and the son of man that You care for him, Psalm 8:4(NASB) and magnify him?

Oh may the Lord not be angry, Genesis 18:30(NASB) if I who am but dust and ashes venture to speak to the Lord of glory. Genesis 18:27(NASB)

I am unworthy of all the lovingkindness and of all the faithfulness which You have shown to Your servant; Genesis 32:10(NASB) nor is it good to take the children’s bread and throw it to such as I am; yet the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table; Matthew 15:26-27(NASB) and You are abounding in riches for all who call upon You. Romans 10:12(NASB)

But will God really dwell on earth with men? That God whom the heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain, 2 Chronicles 6:18(NIV) with man, who is but a maggot – a son of man, who is only a worm? Job 25:6(NIV)

Who are we, O Sovereign LORD, and what are our families, that you have brought us this far to present ourselves before the Lord? 2 Samuel 7:18(NIV) That we have through Christ an access to the Father by one Spirit? Ephesians 2:18(NIV) And yet, as if this were not enough in your sight, you have also spoken about the future of the house of your servants. Is this your usual way of dealing with man, O Sovereign LORD? 2 Samuel 7:19(NIV)

What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him, Psalm 8:4(NIV) and thus magnify him?

May the Lord not be angry, Genesis 18:30(NIV) if we, who are nothing but dust and ashes, are so bold as to speak to the Lord of glory. Genesis 18:27(NIV)

We are unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness you have shown your servants; Genesis 32:10(NIV) nor is it right to take the children’s bread and toss it to such as we are; but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table; Matthew 15:26-27(NIV) and you richly bless with mercy all who call on you. Romans 10:12(NIV)

But will God really dwell on earth with men? That God whom the heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain, 2 Chronicles 6:18(NIV) with man, who is but a maggot – a son of man, who is only a worm? Job 25:6(NIV)

Who am I, O Sovereign LORD, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far to present myself before the Lord? 2 Samuel 7:18(NIV) That I have through Christ an access to the Father by one Spirit? Ephesians 2:18(NIV) And yet, as if this were not enough in your sight, you have also spoken about the future of the house of your servant. Is this your usual way of dealing with man, O Sovereign LORD? 2 Samuel 7:19(NIV)

What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him, Psalm 8:4(NIV) and thus magnify him?

May the Lord not be angry, Genesis 18:30(NIV) if I, who am nothing but dust and ashes, am so bold as to speak to the Lord of glory. Genesis 18:27(NIV)

I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness you have shown your servant; Genesis 32:10(NIV) nor is it right to take the children’s bread and toss it to such as I am; but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table; Matthew 15:26-27(NIV) and you richly bless with mercy all who call on you. Romans 10:12(NIV)

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