Your testimonies are very sure: holiness becomes your house, O LORD, for ever.
I. THE NECESSITY OF HOLINESS.
1. The ministers of God's house must be holy in manner, motive, life, doctrine.
2. They must preach holiness.
3. All in the Lord's house are called to holiness. It is profitable to meditate beforehand on the glorious majesty and might of the Eternal Sovereign to whose palace we are going. It is dangerous to .engage in worldly conversation, or irrelevant thoughts, up to the sacred porch.
II. THE METHOD OF HOLINESS. They do not show an intelligent appreciation of the holiness of the house of the Lord who are indifferent to the order and symmetry of its services. One step in public and united worship rests on another. If the first be missed it is not easy to reach the second. Be in time! There is a calm preliminary exercise indispensable to those who would be in time for the entire service. Looking round to know what people are coming in and going out is not the business of everybody. Let your thoughts be directed continually to the Lord.
(E. J. Robinson.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever.