Wednesday, October 05 2011
Verse of the Week: V3 “Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate before the LORD in the sabbaths and in the new moons.”
1. Daily (V1-8)
V2 “And the prince shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate without, and shall stand by the post of the gate, and the priests shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate: then he shall go forth; but the gate shall not be shut until the evening.”
The holy God through Prophet Ezekiel commanded His princes, priests and people to worship Him in the sabbaths and in the new moons. This weekly worship includes the people offering burnt and peace offerings to God for His great mercies that they were not consumed but were able to live for His glory and honour. Today we worship God not just weekly but daily thanking Him for His great mercies as well as His amazing grace.
V3 “Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate before the LORD in the sabbaths and in the new moons.”
2. Decently (V9-15)
V9 “But when the people of the land shall come before the LORD in the solemn feasts, he that entereth in by the way of the north gate to worship shall go out by the way of the south gate; and he that entereth by the way of the south gate shall go forth by the way of the north gate: he shall not return by the way of the gate whereby he came in, but shall go forth over against it.”
Everyone who came in by the north gate to worship the Lord must go out by the south gate, and those who came in by the south gate must go out by the north gate. Indeed, the worship of the Lord must be done decently and in order, as God is a God of order.
“Let all things be done decently and in order.” (1 Corinthians 14:40)
3. Diligently (V16-24)
V18 “Moreover the prince shall not take of the people’s inheritance by oppression, to thrust them out of their possession; but he shall give his sons inheritance out of his own possession: that my people be not scattered every man from his possession.”
God warned the princes not to take the people’s inheritance by oppression or force but that they must work diligently for their possession which would be given to their sons.
“He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.” (Proverbs 11:27)
Prayer of the Week:
Dearest God, please help me to worship you daily, decently and diligently.