Thoughts

Our Dwelling Place

November 11, 2012

I have posted some devotionals from Spurgeon’s book, Morning and Evening, before. Here is another one I found especially encouraging from yesterday. Have a blessed and worshipful Lord’s Day!

“The eternal God is your dwelling place.” -Deuteronomy 33:27

“Dwelling place may be translated “refuge”or “abiding place” and provides the thought that God is our abode, our home. There is a fullness and sweetness in the metaphor, for our home is dear to our hearts, although it may be the humblest cottage or the tiniest loft; and dearer still is our blessed God, in whom we live and move and have our being.

~ It is at home that we feel safe: We shut the world out and dwell in quiet security. So when we are with our God we fear no evil. He is our shelter and retreat, our abiding refuge.

~ At home we take our rest; it is there we find repose after the fatigue and toil of the day. And so our hearts find rest in God when, wearied with life’s conflict, we turn to Him, and our soul dwells secure.

~At home also we relax; we are not afraid of being misunderstood, nor of our words being misconstrued. So when we are with God we can commune freely with Him, laying open all our hidden desires; for if the Lord gives favor to the humble, then they may share their secrets with Him, confident in His love.

~Home, too, is the place of our truest and purest happiness: And it is in God that our hearts find their deepest delight. We have joy in Him that far outweighs all other joy.

~It is also for home that we work and labor. The thought of it gives strength to bear the daily burden, and quickens the hands to perform the task; and in this sense we may also say that God is our home. Love for Him strengthens us. We think of Him in the person of His dear Son, and a glimpse of the suffering face of the Redeemer constrains us to work in His cause.

Happy then are those who have the God of Jacob for their refuge!”

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    Hannah

    November 11, 2012

    What a neat devotion, Brookie! The word that came to mind immediately was “abide”. We are to abide in Him. He is our rock, our refuge, and our strong tower. Thank you for sharing these beautiful thoughts, Brookie! I wish that I had more one-on-one time with you, dear friend!

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    Becca

    November 12, 2012

    This is so true! “God is our refuge and strength; a very present help in times of trouble.” This is certainly food for thought. Thank you so much for sharing such wonderful passages from Charles Spurgeon’s book with us on your blog!
    Have a wonderful day!

    Love,
    Becca

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    Anna

    November 13, 2012

    I enjoyed this book! What a great reminder!
    “We shall abide under the shadow of the almighty”

    Thanks for posting this Brookie! : )
    Love, Anna

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