Ezekiel 46: Sufficient Worship


Ezekiel 46 lays out the ordinances for how this Temple is to be used. This is the ideal Temple that any human effort to build fell short. It is what I would argue in the model of the ideal Christian life that conforms to the model laid out by Jesus Christ. Now, in Ezekiel 46 it is shown that there should be a significant portion of time reserved for the worship of God.

Eze 46:1  Thus saith the Lord GOD; The gate of the inner court that looketh toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened.

Eze 46:2  And the prince shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate without, and shall stand by the post of the gate, and the priests shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate: then he shall go forth; but the gate shall not be shut until the evening.

Eze 46:3  Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate before the LORD in the sabbaths and in the new moons.

Again, if I am interpreting this appropriately, then if this ideal Christian life involves significant worship, shouldn’t we make sure that we give God sufficient worship?

Please don’t misunderstand how I am using the word sufficient. I am not implying in any way that we can confine all of our worship to Sunday morning and forget about the rest of the week. I am not saying that there is some kind of percentage that we can satisfy and then give up on worship for a period of time.

We are told to worship God with everything we have. Psalms 150 is a good one for this. We praise God with whatever we have, and we praise him for being all that He is. We do know that God is awesome, and we do know that worship is an important part of our Christian lives. Sufficient worship is all-consuming worship.

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Posted on November 17, 2014, in Ezekiel and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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