Today you should read: 1 Chronicles 26
You may read today’s Scripture and find yourself thinking “Why is this in Scripture and how in the world can I apply any of this nonsense to my life today?” I know that I remember reading chapters like this as a new Christian and thinking those same thoughts. However there are a couple things that we can walk away with after reading today’s Scripture, in which God gave every word for a purpose and reason.
From picking out gatekeepers to keep the sanctuary safe to the roles of the treasurers and other officials, God gave specific instructions on who to choose and what to do. This is important to know and apply because so many Christian’s lives can be careless and ambiguous. Even with the best of intentions Christian’s can have no strategy in reaching others and growing in discipleship. We serve a God who brings order out of chaos so let’s minister to others in the same fashion.
How often do we stumble into church on a Sunday morning, still tired from that busy weekend? How often do we go in and out of those doors missing out on the opportunity to minister to those around us, introducing ourselves to not so familiar faces and expecting God to move through His word and worship. Meanwhile, God’s people set up gatekeepers to protect unauthorized people to enter into the sanctuary and not allow defilements from idolatrous practices. I’m not saying we’re in serious sin for being apathetic on Sundays at times but I am saying that we worship the same God who told the Israelites that when you are to protect the time and place that you are in my presence in that sanctuary. I’m saying that if we look at Sunday morning, connect groups as that same holy spirit moving time, we may hear from Him more often as well.
Posted by: Erik Koliser