The House of the Lord

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

Tonight I ask, do we look forward to church? Or is it something we do because have to? 

I mean seriously. Is church a duty? Or is it a social club in which we give lip service to God?

For me, personally, years went by where I was there to see friends, or because it was a duty. Many times I didn’t want to go. Then I found my church home, and as years went by, I slowly began to go there instead. Then, about a month ago, I committed to it. I committed to being there for services, and for discipleship meetings. My wife and I began getting involved. Last week, our pastor went out of town, I came down pretty sick, and I didn’t go. I missed a week and a half. Then tonight I went. And as I stepped through the doors, and greeted my pastor, the only greeting I could even have came from the verse in psalm 122. I stated: Behold! We have come to the House of the Lord. 

For a change, I truly noticed that I don’t just look forward to church anymore. I am glad when I get to say , Come, let us go to the House of the Lord. I am glad when my pastor texts me to remind me of the Friday morning Discipleship meetings. And I am glad when God speaks to me, not only in His house, but when I’m out of His house, for His Spirit goes with me. 

So I ask again, are you glad to go to the house of the Lord? 

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