Old Testament: Eze 46.9–11
To read the Bible in a year, read Ezekiel 45–46 on December 1, In the year of our Lord 2019
By Don Ruhl
Watch what the Lord said He wanted His people to do when they appeared before Him in worship,
“But when the people of the land come before the LORD on the appointed feast days, whoever enters by way of the north gate to worship shall go out by way of the south gate; and whoever enters by way of the south gate shall go out by way of the north gate. He shall not return by way of the gate through which he came, but shall go out through the opposite gate. The prince shall then be in their midst. When they go in, he shall go in; and when they go out, he shall go out. At the festivals and the appointed feast days the grain offering shall be an ephah for a bull, an ephah for a ram, as much as he wants to give for the lambs, and a hin of oil with every ephah.”
– Ezekiel 46.9–11
If someone entered the north gate, the Lord wanted that person to go out by the south gate and vice versa. This caused the people to cross paths and to associate with more people.
I wonder what would happen if we did that in our meeting places. Some buildings are small enough that they only have one entrance and exit, but others have multiple entrances and exits. If you worship in a place that has more than one, start entering different doors and be sure to go out another way. See what happens.
- Do you always sit in the same place? Try a different spot.
- Do you know everyone in your home church?