Saturday, September 7, 2019

2 Samuel 23:1-39; Jeremiah 7:1-34; Ephesians 1:15-2:10

I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of
the Lord. Psalm 122:1

“The house of the Lord” is a phrase unique to the Psalms, occurring
eight times. The Old Testament saints knew God’s presence
was evident among them by the Tabernacle positioned in the centre
of their camp. King David desired to “dwell in the house of the
Lord all the days of [his] life” (Ps. 27:4), implying the God of Israel
was to be the central focus of his existence. That’s an admirable
goal for the New Testament saint as well. “Not forsaking the assembling
of ourselves together” (Heb. 10:25). —Wm. H. Gustafson

Gathered in Thy name, Lord Jesus,
Losing sight of all but Thee;
O what joy Thy presence brings us,
Calling out our hearts to Thee. —C. A. Wellesley

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