Our Father feeds his children from the abundance of his house and provides drink from his “rivers of delight” (Psalm 36:8). Father’s house is truly an abundant place – in every way! Yet all of this, and indeed all of the blessings and privileges which have gone before depend on one thing – our dwelling in the house!
In Scotland a house is sometimes referred to, at least in legal jargon, as a “Dwelling House”. In other words it is a place where a person or people dwell or live. All of the privileges and blessings, protection and benefits of a house belong only to those who dwell in it! Conversely, if we choose to dwell outside the house then we cannot claim its abundance, blessings, privileges or protection.
Another term for “house” which we rarely hear used today in an “abode”. David picks up this imagery in Psalm 91 when he writes – “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” (Psalm 91:1 – NKJV).
Incredibly, The Most High – The Almighty, is my Father! It is as I dwell in Him, abide in Him and live in Him, that I experience the abundance of His house! It is here, in this place, resting under the wings of my Father that I know the abundance of His provision, the abundance of His protection, the abundance of His fellowship, the abundance of His love, the abundance of His grace, His abundant supply, the abundance of His strength, His abundant joy and the abundance of His power. David concurs, for he writes that all this is true – “Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place” (Psalm 91:9 – NKJV).
To be continued …