ONE WHO DWELLS!
“And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God and they shall be my people” (II Corinthians 6:16).
God is the one who dwells in you and walks with you. He is the one who has promised. “I will be your God, and you shall be my people.” Walking with you is a great liking for God. His liking is more to walk with you than to make you walk with Him. That is why the Lord God had come to the Eden Garden in the cool of the day in search of the man. That is why He descended on the earth as a man, in the name of Jesus; walked with the disciples; travelled in the boat with them; ate and slept together with them.
Your relatives will be visiting your homes during the days of Christmas. Your dear friends may also come and your heart will rejoice on seeing them. If that is so, how joyous it would be for you to walk with God who created you.
Enoch resolved to dwell with God for the whole of his lifetime. In the Scripture portion Genesis 5:22-24), we read that Enoch dwelled with God for around three hundred sixty-five years and after this, he went to live with God. “Noah walked with God”(Genesis 6:9). And he was called the friend of God” (James 2:23). The Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend (Exodus 33:11). Dear children of God, the same God wholeheartedly likes to speak and dwell with you.
What is it you need to do if you want to walk with God and God to dwell in you? The Scripture asks, “Can two walk together unless they are agreed?” (Amos 3:3). Become like-minded with Christ. Always please God. Find out what deed would please God and submit yourself fully to do His will.
See! Jonathan dearly loved David. The soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David and Jonathan loved him as his own soul (I Samuel 18:1). When you love Jesus in the same way, the spirit of yours and that of God’s get united as one. (I Corinthians 6:17) Yes. Christ is the one to dwell in you. “ Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men and He will dwell with them and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God” (Revelation 21:3).
To meditate: “Abide in me and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me” (John 15:4).