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Take Off Your Shoes

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

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“Then the Lord said to him, ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground. Acts 7:33Acts 7:33
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

33 And the Lord said unto him, Loose the shoes from thy feet: for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

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shoes2To put off the shoes or sandals, was an act of reverence. The ancients were not permitted to enter a temple or holy place with their shoes on.

Holy ground represents the sacredness of a place because of the presence of God. We should enter the sanctuary (the place set apart for divine worship), not only with reverence in our hearts but with a willingness to learn about Him and demonstrate our love and devotion to Him.

What are we doing when we enter God’s sanctuary? Are we incessantly chatting, eating, chomping gum, texting on our cell phone or disengaged in worship? Are we conscious of the fact we are on holy ground?

No matter the type of worship of our particular denomination, the most important thing is to WORSHIP! True worship is that which originates from deep down in the heart. Cast aside all those hindrances that keep you from glorifying the Savior.

It’s time to take off your shoes. You are standing on holy ground!

Please take the time to listen to a video of Sandi Patty singing, “Holy Ground”. Please follow the link below.

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