There Shall Be a Place


There Shall Be a Place

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

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 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?

Examine God’s Word dear friend. For the New Testament Christian, there is a place for all the above. According to I Timothy 3:15, it is “…the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.” Read also Psalm 26:8; 89:7.

–Tim Cruse

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