(Proverbs 8:34 KJV) Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
It would be easy to overlook the place we are to wait. “My gates” (1817) is such a common phrase and does not immediately make any lights go off. Let me make two observations.
First, notice the word “my”. I don’t have any word designated in my software and my traditional paper source is packed away somewhere so I don’t know if it is in the Hebrew but it is in both the KJV and NASB as well as every other translation I have. We are to be careful that we are going to His gates, not ours. His gates, not our church’s. His gates, not our friends’.
Second, notice that “gates” is plural. This is not a call to go on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and sit outside the site of the temple gates. This tells us that we can approach Him in many locations. Think of Jesus and the places He would go. He would teach in the synagogues. He would preach on the lake shore. He would sneak out in the early morning. He spent forty days in the wilderness. He went to the garden.
So? Seek truth from the Truth. Seek it everywhere you go. Think of it like breathing. Nothing works but air and it is almost everywhere.