I Samuel 4:21-22, “And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father in law and her husband. And she said, The glory is departed from Israel: for the ark of God is taken.”
We live in a day that is capitalized by “professional christians”. It is sad. Entire churches are dedicated to these who quite possibly have never established a relationship with Jesus Christ. One of our former Pastors always said, “Not everybody that talks about heaven is going there.” This is so sad to me.
It is heartbreaking to think that if Jesus came back for His children today that next Sunday some churches would continue to meet no worse for wear. This is tragic. God would inscribe the word “Ichabod” on the front door of the building. “Ichabod” means: Where is the glory? or, There is no glory. This breaks my heart. The Church is the bride of Christ. Jesus gave Himself for the Church. One day He will present the Church spotless to the Father as Jesus’ bride without spot or wrinkle.
Sadly, this holds no meaning for a certain faction of people. I saw a spot on television a while back where a “church” had a Subway restaurant inside their building. It had an entrance on the street and from inside the building. To some this might be a great idea. To me it just symbolizes how they are trying to have one foot in the world and one foot in the spiritual. God forgive us for cheapening Your house, the Church.
So, how are you doing?
Today’s reading: I Samuel 2, 3, 4; Psalm 22, 52, 82, 112, 142; Proverbs 22
Today’s prayer: “Lord Jesus I pray for my Church. I ask You to keep a lighthouse in our community until You come back to take us to heaven. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.”