NOVEMBER 30, 2023
Daily Reading – Ezekiel 46-48 / 2 Peter 1
Ezekiel 46:3 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.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
I am a firm believer, people who say they love the Lord should want to be in the Lord’s House when it is open, and the body of Christ is there. For example, I love my wife. Would it not be crazy to be satisfied with her picture, instead of being with her? Knowing the church is the body of Christ, it makes no sense for us not to want to be together if we genuinely Love the Lord.
When I preach about people being in God’s house on the Lord’s Day, it never fails, I will hear, “Every day is the Lord’s Day.” Meaning, “I go to church when I want, not you, or anyone else tells me when to go.” Or I hear, “We are not under the law we are under grace.” To be interpreted, “I will do what I want.”
It is true, every day is the Lord’s Day. Yet, that was true when God established Sabbaths. It is also true we are under grace, but there are rules of life we need to follow. No one argues “thou shalt not kill,” is not a good rule to live by. God set up certain days to gather His church together to worship. In the Old Testament, it was the Sabbaths. In the New Testament, it is recorded they meet on the first day of the week. The day the Lord arose from the tomb (John 20). The day the Disciples came together to break bread (Acts 20). It is the day we lay up in store as we have prospered (1 Corinthians 16). A day set aside to worship our risen King. A day we call The LORD’S DAY.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
God is a God of order. If there were no set day to worship, no one would know when to go, when to preach the Word, fellowship together, or exhort each other. Prepare to be in God’s house with God’s people for God’s purpose on the day set in God’s plan.
See you in Church Sunday?
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director