11 I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.
12 And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.
2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes.
Why do some people expect easy living once they have given their lives to Christ? And sometimes we Christians perpetuate such teaching. We tell people that The Lord will erase all their problems, wipe away all their troubles, and eliminate all their worries. The one hearing the ‘Good News’ starts to believe that God will now pay all their bills, remove all their sickness, save all their wayward children, and maybe even make them rich. Sometimes we bring these beliefs into Church Teachings, and they become embedded in Biblical Doctrine. To believe otherwise is often seen as a ‘lack of faith’. Christians often walk around with a sense of ‘entitlement’; it does not matter the kind of life that they are living, as long as they can ‘name it and claim it’, it should be theirs.
In this text, The Lord is asking us to fulfil certain duties, He is telling His people to ‘sing’. You do not need to wait for Sunday for the ‘worship team’ to sing on your behalf; but The Lord is asking us to break-out into singing right where…