I’d rather be a doorman
Psalm 83-86/Hebrews 10-13
84:1-7 How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young— a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you. Selah Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.
86:11-13 Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths of the grave.
10:8-10 First he said, ‘Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them’ (although the law required them to be made). Then he said, ‘Here I am, I have come to do your will.’ He sets aside the first to establish the second. And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
:24-25 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
OT Flash Points
Rather to be a gatekeeper (doorman) in Your house than live the high life in the house of the wicked
NT Flash Points
“Faith, taught as anything other than obedience, is fruitless heresy.”-George MacDonald
Obedience that brings the unseen reality of the Kingdom God into the kingdom of this world is faith
“The evidence of things not seen…” 11:1
We are gatekeepers in the House of the Lord
We usher in the realities of God, the disposition of Jesus and provide His Word made flesh walking among men