Saturday, March 22, 2008

Home Is....

Here are some aspects of "home" found in Scripture, posted by Lydia from The Purple Cellar. The makings of a good book, I think!

God designed home to be . . .

1) A place to flee from trouble (1 Sam. 4:10; 2 Sam. 18:17)
2) A place to be happy (Deut. 22:2)
3) A place for marital joy (Deut. 24:5; Ruth 1:9; 2 Sam. 17:3)
4) A place for hospitality (1 Kings 13:15; Acts 16:15)
5) A place for rest (2 Sam. 4:5)
6) A place of safety (2 Sam. 19:30)
7) A place of peace (1 Kings 22:17; 2 Chron. 18:16)
8) A place to rejoice in the Lord (2 Chron. 7:10)
9) A place to avoid sin (2 Chron. 25:19)
10) The domain of a godly woman (Prov. 7:11)

Home is something God gives to . . .

1) Those who are alone (Ps. 68:6)
2) The barren woman (Ps. 113:9)
3) Birds (and all creatures) (Ps. 84:3; 104:17)

Home is our body . . .

1) The flesh-house of our soul (2 Cor. 5:1-2)
2) A dwelling for the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 3:16)

Home
is built by . . .

1) Wisdom (Prov. 9:1; 14:1; 24:3)
2) Righteousness (Prov. 15:6)

"The homes we have in this life are designed to give us a foretaste of our final, permanent home -heaven." Lydia Brownback

1 comment:

Hannah said...

Great references to look up. Thanks for sharing!