TODAY’S MEDITATION – What is the basis of your worship of God (Ezekiel 40:1-47)

Today’s passage is one interesting description that can help us see the way we choose to worship God. The Bible tell us that Christ died once and for all for us and our sins have been removed, so no more sacrifice is needed (Romans 6:10; Hebrews 9:12, Hebrews 10:10-18). My brother, my sister, is your worship to God similar to the kind of worship the people of the time of Ezekiel knew, namely the kind that involved sacrifices and ceremonies? Today, many believers claim to follow Christ but are still behaving like the people in Exodus and Deuteronomy.

My friend, the true basis of our worship with God is the one that centers everything we do in this life on Him. Ezekiel explained that God’s dwelling place was the Temple which he described n a way to make people understand and have a great picture of the splendour God had planned for those who live in faithful obedience to His principles. If the Temple Ezekiel described was never built, it is because his description was only to show God’s perfect plan for His people: the centrality of worship, the presence of the Lord, the blessings flowing from it and the orderliness of worship and worship duties. In this, my friend, we should understand that details of this temple should not blur us or lead us to confusion. Instead, the greatness of this description is to teach us the basis of our worship of God, which comes with the amazing assurance that one day, those who have been faithful to God will enjoy eternal life with Him. Let the majesty of this vision lift you up spiritually and teach you about the God you worship and serve. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.