Johnny came into the room and sat in the first seat in the third row. He eyed the seat and went straight for it. All things considered, this was the spot for him.
After a while, Johnny had a certain affection for this spot in the class. It was not too close to the front. It was close to the door. The teacher had to look over several heads to see him. Yet he could also easily participate in class. All things considered, this was the spot for him.
On Sunday morning it was the same. Don’t get to close to the preacher. Select a place close to the door. Johnny, along with each member of his family, had a regular place in worship. It was his seat. It was his pew. Beyond doubt, he had a certain affection for this particular place.
What made this section of seats so special? It was Johnny’s regular place of worship among God’s people. There he stood to sing God’s praise. There he sat in reverent prayer. There he took His Bible. He read. He heard the voice of God in the Spirit born proclamation, exposition, and explanation of Scripture. There he expected to meet with God. He often did. All things considered, this was the spot for him. He had great affection for this particular place and circumstance.
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