Then the people of God went down to the city gates.
what a remarkable pattern, lord! we will make sure to praise you first before we go down to our place of business. before we go to the city gates we will gather with your people first and sing and chant of your victories! even more so, though, we will not stop gathering with your people when we go to work! we will go to the city gates with your people and continue to live and love and praise you even as we go out as your people in this world - heaven-minded while earth-serving! thank you lord for this great example, for a clear way to live - there is just no other way to live other than with you and with your people no matter the path you have beautifully prepared for us to walk in.