But you are to seek the place the LORD your God will choose … to put his Name there for his dwelling. … there bring your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes, and special gifts, what you have vowed to give and your freewill offerings… in the presence of the LORD your God, you and your families shall eat and shall rejoice …

Deuteronomy 12:5-7

The one centre for Israel’s worship would be no restriction, since they’d enjoy the four-monthly journey, and the beauty of the sanctuary, without fear that an enemy would steal or damage in their absence. Today God values our service in the house to which he has called us, which will bring highest reward. (Ps.133; 1 Cor.1:9)

Daily Reading: 1 Corinthians 3