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Those Who Dwell In Thy House

May 7, 2011

Those Who Dwell In Thy House

There is nothing that can contain God.     He cannot be confined to any one place.     And yet,  we read in Psalm 84:4,

How blessed are those who  dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.

How can we dwell in God’s house if nothing can contain Him?     Do we even have any idea what it’s like or how to get there?     Psalm 84:1-2  even says,

How lovely are Thy dwelling places,
O LORD  of hosts!
My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the LORD.

Here we learn that God’s dwelling places are lovely and they have “courts of the LORD”.     This can make us wonder, but we know our imagination falls far short because it is spiritually discerned.     In John 14:1-6,  we learn more from Jesus and still hold things in wonder.     Jesus said,

“Let not your heart be troubled;  believe in God,  believe also in Me.     In My Father’s house are many dwelling places;  if it were not so,  I would have told you;  for I go to prepare a place for you.     And if I go and prepare a place for you,  I will come again,  and receive you to Myself;  that where I am,  there you may be also.     And you know the way where I am going.”

Thomas said to Him,  “Lord,  we do not know where You are going;  how do we know the way?”

Jesus said to him,  “I am the way,  and the truth,  and the life;  no one comes to the Father, but through Me.”

We don’t have to be anxious about what heaven is like.     We know it is beautiful, lovely beyond compare,  and good — and that there is even room for someone like us.     There is actually a place prepared just for us as individuals.     Our Lord is waiting for us to come to Him and follow Him.     We can’t see Him physically,  but Jesus has told us,  “I am the way,  and the truth,  and the life.”     We get to heaven by following only Jesus.

As we abide in Jesus,  we will be in the right way,  knowing the essential truth of our salvation,  and enabled to attain eternal life — those lovely dwelling places, with the courts of the Lord.     There we will reach all that our souls have ever longed for — and there we will be truly praising the Lord.     Then we will see His holiness and know the fullness of His love.

In the mean time  we say,  “Hallelujah!     How blessed are those who dwell in Thy house!     They are ever praising Thee.     LORD,  by Your grace,  let us always be praising You,  because that is so right and good.”

Love,
Margaret

… Hallelujah Chorus

A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and King of kings…

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