vs. 4 Desire to dwell in the house of the LORD – to abide with Him. When trouble comes, stay close to Him (stay faithful to church!) More than that, my daily walk must be in the “house” of the LORD. I am His temple! Is it fitting to call me “His House”? He dwells within me…Am I a place He is comfortable in? a place He can call “home”?
In addition to this aspect, I am compelled to consider my house. I do desire my house, where I live, to be “the house of the LORD“. When I (or anyone else) walk through my door, I should be surrounded by a “Christ centered” atmosphere. I want to “behold the beauty of the LORD” at my house.
-pleasant, harmonious, God glorifying music
-decent & orderly
-bright & cheerful
-hospitable & cozy
When I desire to make myself and the surroundings I can control reflect “Christ-centeredness”, I open a greater door of access to be able to ‘enquire’ of the LORD. He is welcomed here.
vs 1 (cont’d) God is the Strength of my life – Who better to depend on than the Giver and taker of life. He is able!
He understands my weaknesses and is ahead of the attack, prepared with a plan to “cut it off at the pass” and hedge me about. The troubles I face are FOR my strengthening!
vs 2 I am safe from attacks against me by my mortal enemies – those whose wickedness would have them stop at nothing in their desire to destroy me. They will be defeated by God – not me.
vs 3 Even if facing an entire army (or mountain of trouble), I need to have confidence in God’s strength.
My attention should not be focused on any foes or obstacles of life. My concentration must be on seeking after the LORD.
God has told me He’s taking care of my foes – to continue concerning myself with that is to distrust and question God. I’m supposed to be taking care of my relationship with God – that’s what He’s given me to do. I’m invited to be close to Him and bask in His Presence.
To choose to use energy and brain cells on anything else would be an offense to GOD. If someone in your care didn’t trust you with the “little things” (which are everything to GOD), how would you feel!