Today’s passage is 1 Chronicles 26:1-32. Let’s go!
1 Chronicles 26:1 (NIV)
1 The divisions of the gatekeepers: From the Korahites: Meshelemiah son of Kore, one of the sons of Asaph.
On verses 1-3: Here the Chronicler begins to list the men who served as gatekeepers at the temple. Their role was to welcome those who entered the temple and also prevent dangerous or unclean things from entering. They were part greeter team, part usher, part security, and 100% the first impression people received when people came to worship at the temple. The fact that the Chronicler lists in detail who served as gatekeepers shows how important the gatekeeper ministry was, and continues to be today. If you are part of a greeter team, ushering team or security team at the church, thank you! Your role is a crucial one. You are the front door of the church and the first impression people receive when they come. In fact, for people who have never been to church before, you are their first impression of your church and of Jesus. So never underestimate your role as a greeter, usher, or security person. When you serve as a greeter, usher or security, know that your attitude, your demeanor and how proactive, observant and loving you are make a huge difference in people’s experience at church.