“How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!” (Psalm 84:1). The word “amiable” means lovely. Thinking on the loveliness of God’s dwelling place, two questions came to mind. First, do you love the house of God? The writer of Hebrews wrote, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is;” (Hebrews 10:25). We are commanded to meet together to worship God, and to fellowship with other believers. The second question is, How lovely is your dwelling place? Paul wrote, “What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” (1 Corinthians 6:19). If you are a child of God, then you are the temple of the Holy Spirit. God lives in you. Is your temple a lovely dwelling place for the Holy Spirit? Check your heart today, allow the Holy Spirit to cleanse you and make you lovely again.
“And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7). God not only requires us to have His Word in our hearts but also on our lips. Wherever we go, the Word of God goes with us, even to bed and when we rise. The Word of God is to be in our hearts and on our lips constantly. Take a moment to share with to those around you, even with your family.
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” (Philippians 1:6). What good work is Paul talking about in this verse? He is talking about the work of salvation. It began the day you placed your faith in Christ and received Him as your Lord and Savior. Now daily, you are being set apart or sanctified as you grow in Christ. Then, on the day of Jesus Christ, we will be glorified, made like Him. As someone once said; “I am saved, I am being saved, and I will be saved.” God is still working on you and me.
“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” (Colossians 2:8). There are many men who have and continue to teach a doctrine that is contrary to the Word of God. These false teachers have built religions on their vain deceit and false traditions. Their main objective is to spoil you or take you as prey with their false teaching. There is only one book to trust as Truth, that is the Word of God. Spend time in the Bible and let the Word spend time in you. Stand firmly on the Word of God; Believe it and Live it!
“Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.” (Psalm 100:2). Want the world to look at you and take notice, put this verse into action in your life. Let the Joy of Christ flow from your heart outward. As you move through the day with gladness in your heart, allow your heart to break out in joyful singing. There is a dark world that needs the light of Jesus. Share His joy with someone today, give them some joy and encouragement. Who knows, you might get an opportunity to share the love of God and your faith. Remember true JOY is Jesus, Others and You.
“And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.” (1 John 3:23). John shares with us God’s commandment and this commandment is twofold. First, you should believe in the name of God’s Son Jesus Christ. This is a belief for salvation. You must believe in Christ and trust in Him as your Lord and Savior. Secondly, we are to love another. We must love our Christian brethren. However, I believe we also must love those who we come in contact with every day. Have you obeyed this commandment of God? If you haven’t, begin with trusting in Christ today. If you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, share His love with those around you and make their day special.
“Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of the LORD.” (1 Chronicles 22:19). David had desired to build God a temple. Instead, God chose Solomon to build the temple. David gave Solomon everything he needed to build the temple, but in order to build himself, Solomon had to make a choice. Solomon had to choose to set his heart and soul to seeking the LORD God. What about you, are you setting your heart and soul to seeking God. Jesus declared it this way; “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33). Make a personal commitment today to set your heart and soul to seeking the LORD your God.