Sunday, April 27, 2014

The House of the Lord

St Andrews Cathedral on Clyde Street
St Andrews Cathedral on Clyde Street (Photo credit: Beth M527)

One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.

Psalm 27:4

King James Version (KJV)

            It is good to be in the presence of God at all times.   We keep ourselves further from sin and closer to the peace and contentment that God can provide.   Not many of us would necessarily want to live in a church or some such sanctified facility.   Living the monastic life is certainly not the life that most of us would want to lead either.   But from the ideal perspective, the thought of dwelling with God can provide a great deal of security.

            When we have prepared ourselves for God to dwell within us then we are as God intends us to be.  Our days on Earth are short in comparison to our time in eternity.   If we are happy to be with God while on this Earth, then we have much to look forward to when we get to Heaven.

My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?

John 14:2

New International Version (NIV)

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  1. Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere.

    I look forward to the thought of spending eternity with Jesus; not sure what it will look like but Jesus will be there and that is good enough for me :)


  2. Thanks for sharing the Word and these thoughts, Arlee. It is said that if we were more aware of being in Christ's presence all the time we'd behave differently.


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