“And in this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all people a feast of choice pieces, a feast of wine on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of well-refined wines on the lees.” (Isaiah 25:6)
Worship is a feast. In worship Gad has prepared a table, and He invites us to come and eat what He has laid before us. What has God laid before us in the feast of worship? He gives us His Word and His promises and fullness of joy and a robe of righteousness and the fat things full of marrow.
Ultimately, He gives us Himself. He is the only source of lasting and true satisfaction, and God calls us to feast on Him each Lord’s Day, being filled with Him through His Word and His praise and His people. And the response of our souls echoes with the Psalmist: “My soul thirsts for you; my flesh longs for you in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water . . . My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.” (Psalm 63:1,5)
Too often the feast of worship is unsatisfying to us. It is doesn’t delight our spiritual tastes and fulfill our aching hunger. But this is not because the feast of worship is lacking in some way. God is all-satisfying and His joy is eternal and eternally for His glory.
Too often we don’t desire the feast of worship because all week we have glutted ourselves on the white bread of the world, and when we come to worship the feast seems distasteful. Has your week been a scarfing of the white bread of the world or a desperate longing to feast on Christ in worship?
We need constancy in worship – the steadfast, resolute desire of the starving man who, after wandering through the wilderness in desperation, comes upon the grace-filled dainties of the mountain of the Lord where there is a feast of choice pieces and well-refined wines on the table in the wilderness.
I call you to feast on Christ in worship this Lord’s Day. Glut yourself on His grace and mercy. Feed on His faithfulness. Sit in awed wonder at the abundance of good things He gives us. And fill up not on the passing junk food of the world but on the eternal God who alone satisfies.