27 Jun Psalm 122:3-5; Revelation 7:9-11
3 Jerusalem, that is built
As a city that is compact together;
4 To which the tribes go up, even the tribes of the Lord—
An ordinance for Israel—
To give thanks to the name of the Lord.
5 For there thrones were set for judgment,
The thrones of the house of David.
9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches werein their hands; 10 and they cry out with a loud voice, saying,
“Salvation to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” 11 And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,
When we come together in corporate worship as the people of God, we should worship in unity. All the different tribes of Israel came together to make the pilgrimage to Jerusalem for the festivals in order to worship together in God’s house. And the book of Revelation shows us a beautiful image of the church, people “from every nation, tribe, people and language standing before the throne” to worship God in unity. There is no such thing Biblically as the cultural idea of a lone Christian walk. Do you view yourself as part of the body of Christ? How involved are you in the community of God’s people? Can you see how your worship experience might change if you consistently came together in unity with brothers and sisters in Christ?