There Shall Be a Place

What the Church Should Be

“Then there shall be a place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there” Deuteronomy 12:11a

In a world of darkness, there should be a place where one can go to find the light of life. There should be a place where the seeking can find understanding, the hungry-hearted can find manna from above, and those bound by sin’s chains can be set free.

With volume and vice on every hand, there should be a place providing refuge for the weary soul. There should be a place where holy things are still holy, and the worship of God goes beyond a cheap imitation of what the world already offers.

There should be a place of sacredness, sanctuary, and service in a world that is profane and self-absorbed. This place should be a place where God is still great and His ways are higher than our ways. A place where thanksgiving translates into thanksliving. A place where Christ is high and lifted up and the Scriptures are sufficient.

Is there such a place to be found? Are there such blessings to be had? Where should we look? What should we expect? How shall we know?

There is a place for all the above. According to 1 Timothy 3:15, it is, “The house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.”

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