But when the people of the land shall come before the LORD in the solemn feasts, he that entereth in by the way of the north gate to worship shall go out by the way of the south gate; and he that entereth by the way of the south gate shall go forth by the way of the north gate: he shall not return by the way of the gate whereby he came in, but shall go forth over against it.
Today's Morsel: Do you ever leave church the same old way that you walked through the doors? Do you ever think to yourself, "What did I even go for?" Well, if your answer to those questions are yes, then you need to do a self-examination. Paul told the church at Corinth: "Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates" (2 Corinthians 13:5-6). You see, we must enter His gates with thanksgiving and come into His courts with praise. If all you get from church is the reading of the scripture for the sermon, when you leave church you should leave out a different way. Then you should go home and search it out and see what the Lord is speaking to you. Oftentimes, the reason we don't get anything out of the service is because we are focusing on people and our surroundings instead of Christ. You have to purpose in your heart to depart every service changed and in a different way.
Sing: I'm not going back, I'm moving ahead, here to declare to You my past is over in You, all things are made new, surrendered my life to Christ, I'm moving, moving forward.
Thought For Today: Always purpose to leave church a different way then you went in.