‘ Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! Selah‘
Couldn’t help but write another message about this piece of Scripture to you! It’s crazy how just a few words, when they are God’s Word’s, say SO MUCH!!!
What a blessing it is that we get to dwell in God’s house! Seriously, it can be easy to read this and think, “okay so if those who dwell in the house of the Lord get blessed, then I need to do all the right spiritual things to get blessings.” That’s not it, those who dwell in His house, who spend time with God and walking close by His side, that is the blessing! May not seem like much on paper but THIS IS THE BIGGEST BLESSING WE CAN AND WILL EVER HAVE!!!!
It’s also easy in today’s world to mistake what “blessings” look like. When we hear someone say “blessed” it usually refers to their new home, a fancy new car with all the bells and whistles, any kind of nice material thing. “Blessed” can even be that new promotion at work, financial success, or just success in general. It can be easy to say, “I need to dwell in the house of the Lord” because I want……
But dwelling in the house of the Lord, it may bring some material blessings here and there, but in the BIG view of it, we are simply blessed because we get to dwell in the house of the Lord. Think about it this way, if you see “blessed” to be something that looks nice, shiny and BIG, like a brand new house that towers in size, on the outside it looks so beautiful. Like the kind that when people drive by they say, “woah!!!” That’s our human view of “blessed.” Our human view tells us that by the looks on the outside that it shows how “blessed” you are.
In God’s eyes, and the type of “blessed” He is speaking of here is TOTALLY different. Those who dwell in the house of the Lord, they are more like that tiny house, it doesn’t look like much on the outside. It’s got a few spots that could need some remodeling, actually not the best to look at or one that you could find going for much money in the real estate market. But those who dwell in the house of the Lord, who walk with God daily, embrace their broken spots and seek God out intentionally. On the outside it may not look like that person is blessed but on the inside, on the INSIDE is where God does His amazing, breath-taking work.
Picture this small little house, not much to look at but you walk through the doors and WOW!!!! It has everything one could need, the finest of all appliances, it may not be an inside that blows people away but it’s an inside that has everything needed to be the best house on the market. We get to be ‘those’ that dwell in the house of the Lord. That in itself is what makes us blessed, it may not result in all the nicest, newest or best looking things but it’s the sense of peace you can have living in this house. Knowing that things may break at times but just like that God molds them back together even better. It’s the strength of God that He places in us that outlasts any strength that any human or thing of this world could have. It’s a house built to last, not to look at. For those who dwell in the house of the Lord, they are blessed, maybe not by world’s standards but in the ways that truly matter. On the inside, internally in the heart and eternally forever!
When we spend time dwelling in His house, God shows us all of Himself and we see that we don’t need all the nicest or newest material possessions or titles of success. Why? Because we are blessed to have Him, and that’s all we need! As we grow deeper in our daily dwelling with Him, God continues to grow us on the inside placing in us things that only He can.
At the end of the day, a nice, big, beautiful house is nice and it’s something that may make us feel good but without being close to God, it’s just empty on the inside. God gives us such a gift to come to know Him more and more daily as we dwell in His house, it may not always be what looks best and what others are amazed by but on the inside, God gives us all and then some of what we need, on the inside it’s far from empty. With God and His loving presence there in every step, we are filled on the inside which is the only place that truly matters despite what our human eyes and mind may think!