Saturday, August 24, 2019

2 Samuel 6:1-23; Nahum 1:1-15; Romans 13:1-14

I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place
for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that
where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:2-3

The Lord was not speaking of a construction project, adding
extra rooms, or decorations or housekeeping arrangements to
prepare for extra guests. The work He did to prepare a place for
us was done at the cross. It was redemption work, the shedding of
His blood and the giving of His life as our sin-bearer. He blotted
out the handwriting of ordinances against us (Col. 2:14), making
possible our forgiveness and rebirth as new creations who will be
with Him in glory. Our forerunner awaits us there, within the veil
(Heb. 6:19-20). —Carl Knott

Soon Thy saints shall all be gathered inside the veil;
All at home, no more be scattered, inside the veil. —Elizabeth Dark