“For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the offering of the corn, of the new wine, and the oil, unto the chambers, where are the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests that minister, and the porters, and the singers: and we will not forsake the house of our God.”
When the people of Israel renewed their covenant after the walls were rebuilt, they summarized their renewed dedication with nine strong words.
“…we will not forsake the house of our God.”
This phrase is directly linked to a familiar verse found in the New Testament.
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
In the day the writer of Hebrews pinned these Words under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, there were some whose manner, or habit, it was to forsake the assembly of the church.
If it was happening then, how much more is it happening today?
The Truth of the verse is just as true today as it was then.
Instead of forsaking, we are admonished to exhort one another while assembling.
The church of the living God is ultimately the people; yet, we are still told to assemble together.
Maybe because He knows that sometimes we forget how important it is to do so.
In the times of our lives when we do forsake the house of our God, is there not a noticeable difference in our day to day lives?
Something is missing when we do not assemble together.
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