An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Friday, June 14, 2024


(Psa 84:1 KJV)  To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!

We spend millions designing and building church buildings.  Historically they were works of art and the results of years of devotion and hard work.  Buildings for worship were expected to glorify God and lift our physical senses into the heavenlies.  Or at least we used to be concerned with that.  Today it seems that any warehouse will do as long as you have a professional level set of speakers, some bright spot lights and maybe a fog machine.

I have no problem at all with people who meet in their homes or a gym they can afford to rent.  Often that is the best you can do.  Many times it is a statement of our sense of the divine along with the torn fashion jeans of the preacher and the brand name coffee cups in the pews.

Although this verse praises the place of worship as being “lovely” (3039) I think the real sentiment is expressed because of the presence of God, not the gold on the altar.  In fact the word for “lovely” is usually translated “lovable” or “beloved”.

So?  We can worship anywhere God is willing to meet us.  Great architecture can help but He is willing to join us anywhere we are that our hearts are right.  May you have joyful worship, everywhere and every when.