From One End to the Other

“But when the people of the land come before the Lord on the appointed feast days, whoever enters by way of the north gate to worship shall go out by way of the south gate; and whoever enters by way of the south gate shall go out by way of the north gate. He shall not return by way of the gate through which he came, but shall go out through the opposite gate. (Ezekiel 46:9)

Ezekiel wrote of a day in our future when there would once again be a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.  Ezekiel goes into great detail as to the dimensions of the temple and the conduct of the priests. When Ezekiel mentions the practice of the common folk, he makes the point that the people were to enter the temple on one side and exit on the opposite side.  Worshippers didn’t just stick a foot into the temple courtyard and turn around.  They were to work their way from one end to another.

God doesn’t want you and me to be shallow believers who just dabble a little here and a little there when it comes to the things of God.  God wants us to fully experience all that He has for us.  He wants you to be fully immersed in His presence.  He wants you to learn the full counsel of God, the sweet as well as the difficult, and not just dabble in your favorite Bible verses.

From one end to the other.  The whole enchilada. No picking and choosing what you’ll believe, but believing the whole thing.