“Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you.” Psalm 84:4 NIV
As women, we wear a lot of different hats throughout the course of the day. We are cook, house keeper personal shopper, wife, mother, child, friend, employee and the list goes on and on. How in the world can we dwell in God’s house at the same time and still wear these hats? As we study this verse today, we are going to see that we can hold this nugget of truth dear.
To begin with a key word needs to be looked at. In Strong’s Concordance the word “dwell” in the greek is defined to inhabit. Throughout the Old Testament we can discover that the house of God or Temple of God was employed by priest and mostly by priest and mostly Levites. They each knew their assignments and did them with diligence and consistency. Some were musicians who sang day and night, it is said in 1 Chronicles 9:33 that they lived in rooms of the temple. What we are learning here is that they literally dwelling in God’s house and all they did (whatever their assignment) they were praising God.
The good news we have in God’s gift of salvation, once we received our gift is that God dwells in us. Galatians 4:5-7 explains that God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts when we were adopted as His child. That adoption took place when we accepted His gift of Salvation through faith. I Corinthians 3:16 poses to us a question that is truth.
“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?” 1 Corinthians 3:16 NIV
In light of these New Testament scriptures, our passage from Psalm becomes a truth to hold dear. God dwells in my heart and I want to do all my assignments with diligence and consistency, singing praises to God and giving God the glory that He rightfully deserves.
In His Love, Crisi