Today's Scripture: "You shall set the table outside the veil, and the lampstand across from the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south; and you shall put the table on the north side." Ex 26:35
5805. Worship begins with quiet respect. JG
A foyer has many names. That's the large area outside the main room where a congregation of people assemble. The Jewish Tabernacle and Temple actually had several foyers outside the meeting room. The general population had a space to meet as did the kinsmen and ministers outside the small place outside the even smaller place. But there was one man who would step into that smallest area to represent everyone else before God. The noise of people talking and rustling around lessened the closer you got to the Holy of Holies. So how does the average church honor that biblical example?
Every Sunday people walk through and assemble in the foyer before the scheduled worship service. Conversations in the foyer can become quite noisy. Then when the appointed time of worship draws near, everyone enters the auditorium but continue in a conversational mode. The orchestra strikes up a song to call people to worship and people are still milling around, talking and dishonoring those who prepared the music. It's sad, but the difference between what we call worship and what was prescribed in Scripture is our unapologetic disrespect for God and sad attempt at doing it.
Forgive us, Jesus, for making church a membership club with weekly meetings.
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