Daily Bible Reading

Home

Home. It is more than simply a place. It is not just a house or a home town. It may not be with family or anyone at all, for that matter. Home, more than anything is a sense. A sense of belonging. A sense of safety and refuge. Without exception—whether we would admit it or not—we all desire a home.

Maybe you’ve always had a home. Maybe you’ve never had a home. Maybe you lost your home. Maybe you left home and never looked back. No matter what state you find yourself in, you can always find home right where you are.

Lord, through all the generations
you have been our home!

Psalm 90:1 (NLT)

It was Moses who said those words. If you know anything about Moses, you would know that he never had a real home. As a baby, his mother gave him up and sent him down the river in a reed boat. He was raised as a prince in a palace and ended up exiled to the wilderness before returning to rescue his people from slavery only to end up wandering the wilderness once more. He never had a home in the practical sense, yet he called the Lord his home.

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
Will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

Psalm 91:1 (NLT)

If you make the Lord your refuge,
If you make the Most High your shelter,
no evil will conquer you;
no plague will come near your dwelling.

Psalm 91:9-10 (NLT)

Home doesn’t have to be a place. It doesn’t have to be the house you grew up in. It doesn’t have to be the city you were born in. It can be the Lord. And He will be with you no matter where in the world you go (even if you make it to the moon or Mars, He’ll be there, too).

For he orders his angels
to protect you wherever you go.

Psalm 91:11 (NLT)

Home will follow you. And God offers an open invitation to anyone who will accept His offer.

You prepare a feast for me
in the presence of my enemies.
You welcome me as a guest,
anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings.
Surely your goodness and unfailing love
will pursue me
all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.

Psalm 23:5-6 (NLT)

God is calling you home. He is inviting you in. He has already prepared a place for you—even in the middle of whatever situation you may find yourself in. It doesn’t matter if you have a home, you left home, or never had a home, God wants to be your home.

If you make your home in Him, He will make His home in you.

Home truly is where your heart is.

Daily Bible reading: Psalm 90-92, Romans 11:1-21

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Breath of the Almighty

If you ever have a chance to take in The Truth Project by Focus on the Family, I highly recommend doing so.

In the very first lesson, the issue of truth is addressed. What is truth? Several people are interviewed with this question in mind. Some scholars, some leaders in faith, some just average people.

One interview is set up with stained glass in the background. A middle aged woman is sitting in a pew. She appears reputable. Then she speaks.

Truth to her is like light refracting through the stained glass behind her. It falls on everyone differently and no two people may see it the same.

Skip ahead and you’ve got a kid no more than thirteen. His wandering eye is slightly distracting. Then he speaks.

Truth has to be absolute. Without absolute truth, all that is left is anarchy.

We often equate age with wisdom. In the case of the question of truth, who had more wisdom? The woman who believes truth is different for everyone or the kid who understands that, without a moral absolute, the world can never see peace?

I said, ‘Let days speak, and many years teach wisdom.’ But it is the spirit in man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand. It is not the old who are wise, nor the aged who understand what is right.

Job 32:7-9 (ESV)

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who give generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

James 1:5 (ESV)

Daily Bible reading: Job 31-32, Acts 13:1-23