“Now therefore, let it please you to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue before you forever” (2 Samuel 7:29).

The home of the children of God will be blessed; Because God the Lord is dwelling there. The children of God praise God there through singing and dancing. Yes. The joyful shout of Salvation will be there in the camp of the righteous.

The Psalmist says “Your statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage” (Psalms 119:54). Though you may live like a foreigner in your home, the regulations of God are with you and so you will be filled with the blessings of God and times of prosperity. God will also dwell with you.

When Moses was leading the people who were more than six lakhs in number, he was instructed to construct a tent and that was the 'tabernacle.' God dwelled in it and filled it with 'Shekhinah Glory.'

Similarly, when Solomon built the temple, God descended to dwell in it. When the disciples went to a village called Emmaus, Jesus not only walked with them but also visited their home. He will definitely come and also dwell in your home. Further, He will bless your bread and water. He will keep the sickness away from you. He will graciously enable that your home is run efficiently and all the labour of your hands is blessed.

God says, “Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out” (Deuteronomy 28:4, 5, 6).

If your home is to be blessed, you will have to be with reverence over the house of the Lord. The reason behind the home of David being blessed generation after generation is that he had immeasurable desire and thirst over the house of the Lord. He had preserved a lot of gold, silver and the cedar trees for the temple to be built with. Not only that. The words 'Temple of God' itself was a great delight to him.

Dear children of God, let your heart be desirous towards God, His Church and His ministries. Then, surely goodness and mercy shall follow you. And you will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

To meditate: “Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord. The Lord bless you out of Zion, and may you see the good of Jerusalem all the days of your life” (Psalms 128:4, 5).