Scripture Reading: Matthew 17:1–5
A. When Peter, James, and John awoke to see the Lord speaking with Moses and Elijah on the mountaintop, Peter said, “Lord, it is good for us to be here” (Matthew 17:4).
B. In like manner, it is good for us to be here today.
I. It is good for us to be here because of who we are with.
A. We are in the presence of the Lord Himself (Matthew 17:1; 18:20; Ephesians 2:6).
B. We are also in the presence of faithful brethren (Matthew17:1, cf. 1 Corinthians 15:33).
II. It is good for us to be here because of what isn’t here.
A. Here we are free from many of this world’s distractions (Matthew 17:1; 14:13, 23; Luke 6:12).
B. We have come here to see Jesus only (Matthew 17:4).
III. It is good for us to be here because of what happens here.
A. God’s children come together to pray (Luke 9:28).
B. The Lord is glorified here (Matthew 17:5; Hebrews 2:12).
C. God’s Will is declared here even when it contradicts man’s will (Matthew 17:4–5; Ephesians 1:22; 1 Peter 4:11).
D. Hearts are comforted here (Matthew 17:7; 11:28–30).
A. David said, “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord” (Psalms 122:1), and, “I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever” (Psalms 23:6).
B. Can you think of a better place to be today?