Church is House of God
HOUSE OF THE LORD.
Ⅰ. House of Contemplation. “ One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in His temple” (Psalm 27:4).
Ⅱ. House of Satisfaction. “ They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of Thy house; and Thou shalt make them drink of the river of Thy pleasures” (Psalm 36:8).
Ⅲ. House of Praise. “ Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Name of the Lord; praise Him, O ye servants of the Lord. Ye that stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God” (Psalm 135:1,2)
Ⅳ. House of Fellowship. “ We took sweet counsel together and walked unto the house of God in company” (Psalm 55:14).
Ⅴ. House of Offerings. “ I will go into Thy house with burnt offerings. I will pay Thee my vows” (Psalm 66:13).
Ⅵ. House of Growth. “ Those that the planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God” (Psalm 92:13).
Ⅶ. House of Holiness. “ Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh Thine house, O Lord, for ever” (Psalm 93:5).
Ⅷ. House of Testimony. “ I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the presence of all His people. In the courts of the Lord’s house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the Lord” (Psalm 116:18,19).
Ⅸ. House of Blessing. “ Blessed be he that cometh in the Name of the Lord: we have blessed you out of the house of the Lord” (Psalm 118:26).
Ⅹ. House of Constraint. “ I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek thy good” (Psalm 122:1,9).
“Blessed is the man whom Thou choosest, and causest to approach unto Thee, that he may dwell in Thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of Thy house, even Thy holy temple” (Ps. 65:4).
── F.E. Marsh《Five Hundred Bible Readings》