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The Duty of Watching

“And they lodged around the house of God, for on them lay the duty of watching…” (1 Chronicles 9:15).

This verse stopped me the other morning, as I considered the phrase “the duty of watching.” In 1 Chronicles 9, this duty was outlined as the responsibility of the four chief gatekeepers of God’s temple, one on each side: east, west, north, and south. These men were entrusted to keep watch on God’s house, to remain diligent, at the ready to protect against intruders or thieves.

August 9, 2021