Behold, bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord, which by night stand in the house of the Lord.
2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.
3 The Lord that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.
A group of travelers have been on the move all day. As they traveled, they have been singing. These aren’t little songs as our children may sing on road trips, but songs to remind them of the significance of their pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
As they catch sight of the Levites working the evening shift at the Temple, their last song begins, “Behold, bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord, which by night stand in the house of the Lord…”
Imagine what it must have been like to be one of those night-shift temple workers. Though on most nights their work may have seemed to have gone unnoticed and unappreciated, on this special night they are saluted and reminded of their important role. How encouraging!
What are some ways that you can encourage (without flattering) those often-overlooked servants in your church?
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Cleveland, Tennessee, USA