Your Throne, O God, Is Forever
To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah; a love song.
 My heart overflows with a pleasing theme;
I address my verses to the king;
my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe.
 You are the most handsome of the sons of men;
grace is poured upon your lips;
therefore God has blessed you forever.
 Gird your sword on your thigh, O mighty one,
in your splendor and majesty!
 In your majesty ride out victoriously
for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
let your right hand teach you awesome deeds!
 Your arrows are sharp
in the heart of the king’s enemies;
the peoples fall under you.
 Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.
The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness;
 you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness.
Therefore God, your God, has anointed you
with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;
 your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia.
From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad;
 daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor;
at your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir.
 Hear, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear:
forget your people and your father’s house,
 and the king will desire your beauty.
Since he is your lord, bow to him.
 The people of Tyre will seek your favor with gifts,
the richest of the people.
 All glorious is the princess in her chamber, with robes interwoven with gold.
 In many-colored robes she is led to the king,
with her virgin companions following behind her.
 With joy and gladness they are led along
as they enter the palace of the king.
 In place of your fathers shall be your sons;
you will make them princes in all the earth.
 I will cause your name to be remembered in all generations;
therefore nations will praise you forever and ever. (ESV)
Call to Worship
Psalm 10:1–4, 12, 15, 16-18
Why Do You Hide Yourself?
 Why, O LORD, do you stand far away?
Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
 In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor;
let them be caught in the schemes that they have devised.
 For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul,
and the one greedy for gain curses and renounces the LORD.
 In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him;
all his thoughts are, “There is no God.”
 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up your hand;
forget not the afflicted.
 Break the arm of the wicked and evildoer;
call his wickedness to account till you find none.
 The LORD is king forever and ever;
the nations perish from his land.
 O LORD, you hear the desire of the afflicted;
you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear
 to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed,
so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.
Prayer of Confession
Gracious Lord, you alone are righteous and holy, and in your presence, no one can stand. Your gracious mercy is our only hope and we ask for your forgiveness. We pray for your cleansing touch to wash away our corruption, clothe us in righteousness, and for your hands to rework our lives anew. We pray these things in Jesus Christ's holy name. Amen.
Heavenly Father, In your kindness and grace, you have brought salvation to sinners like us. You have given us all things in Jesus Christ, but the greatest of all these is giving us the right to be your beloved children. Father, awaken our eyes to see your beauty and glory all around us. Stir up our heart to love what you love and hate what you hate. Grant us a holy anticipation for your return, that we might live each day focused on your kingdom. Come soon Lord Jesus. Come soon. We pray in your name, Amen.
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