But you shall seek the LORD at the place which the LORD your GOD WILL CHOOSE from all your tribes, to establish His name there for His dwelling, and there you shall come. Deuteronomy 12:5
…then it shall come about that the place in which the LORD your GOD WILL CHOOSE for His name to dwell, there you shall bring all that I command you. Deuteronomy 12:11
Be careful that you do not offer your burnt offerings in every cultic place you see, but in the place which the LORD CHOOSES in one of your tribes, there you shall offer your burnt offerings, and there you shall do all that I command you. Deuteronomy 12:13
But you shall eat them before the LORD your God in the place which the LORD your GOD WILL CHOOSE, you and your son and daughter, and your male and female servants, and the Levite who is within your gates; and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God in all your undertakings. Deuteronomy 12:18
If the place which the LORD your GOD CHOOSES to put His name is too far from you, then you may slaughter of your herd and flock which the LORD has given you, as I have commanded you; and you may eat within your gates whatever you desire. Deuteronomy 12:21
Only your holy things which you may have and your votive offerings, you shall take and go to the place which the LORD CHOOSES.
Six times in this chapter God talks about His choice of the place where He would meet with the people. Imagine God and man having a meeting place! It was going to be the tabernacle. They were not to be creative and come up with their own place. They weren’t to be innovative. They were to go where He set up. And follow His instructions.
Today there is a place to meet God. It is in the person of the Lord Jesus. No longer is there a tent. It’s a person! Don’t be creative and think you can get heaven through any other way.
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” John 14:6
Meet God in Jesus!
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!