As I was reading in my personal devotions this morning—an incredible verse struck me!
Psalm 93:5 “Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever.”
In this modern day that we are living in, it seems as though everyone wants to believe that they can do and practice anything they want to in the name of “modernizing” the church. While I don’t believe the church should be outdated (as in 50 years behind times), I believe the church is and should be TIMELESS (as in over 2000 years ago). You see, we are living today with the same command given to the first church—be the pillar and ground of truth (1 Timothy 3:15). That is a TIMELESS command!
“Holiness”: that aspect of being ‘consecrated’ – ‘hallowed’ – or ‘dedicated’ is to BECOME the church of God!
It starts with the READING OF THE WORD OF GOD. (thy testimonies are very sure)
It is part of the Bible’s role in our life and churches to point out areas where holiness is lacking. When Nehemiah was rebuilding the wall and seeking national revival, after the reading to the Word-people starting weeping and crying for they saw themselves as they really were. After this, they “separated themselves….unto the law of God”-Neh 10:28. In stark contrast to many that try to read the Bible to see how much they can ‘get away with’ – we ought to read the Bible to see how much ‘holier’ we can become!
While God is love….he is also holy!
Don’t forget—the church is HIS…He purchased it….we need to stop trying to mess with HIS church and make it more acceptable in this world! Our faith is not a contemporary experiment—it is a divine command to obey!
“HOLINESS BECOMETH THINE HOUSE” — May today (and every day) we live this truth out in our life and church!