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The Sanctuary of the Lord Shall be in the Midst

Ezekiel 48:10, “And for them, even for the priests, shall be this holy oblation; toward the north five and twenty thousand in length, and toward the west ten thousand in breadth, and toward the east ten thousand in breadth, and toward the south five and twenty thousand in length: and the sanctuary of the Lord shall be in the midst thereof.”

I found this passage to be very interesting. It talks about the dimensions of the city and how it was laid out. What I found most interesting was that everything was positioned according to where the sanctuary of the Lord was. They centered their city around God’s dwelling place.

This is exactly how our life should be. We should center our lives around God’s dwelling place—the church. Hebrews 10:25 tells us, “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.” We are not to forsake the church, but the Bible says “so much the more.”

Too many people today do not have God’s house as a priority in their life. It seems that many make decisions without keeping the church in mind. Some will take jobs that cause them to miss church while others move to a town without knowing of a good church to attend. Church should be a priority in our life, not just something we do if we have time.

Let us determine today that we will make the church a priority in our life. Let us build our lives centered around God’s house.

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