THE LAW OF THE HOUSE, No. 417

THE LAW OF THE HOUSE

“This is the law of the house; upon the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house”
(Ezekiel 43:12).

In this Scripture, God gives His purpose for the temple, the place of God’s dwelling. It is interesting to note that God had laws for His house. He established many ordinances to make it run smoothly. In Ezekiel 44:5 it says: “Son of man, mark well, and behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears all that I say unto thee concerning ALL THE ORDINANCES OF THE HOUSE OF THE LORD, and ALL THE LAWS thereof: and mark well the entering in of the house with every going forth of the sanctuary.”

Because I am also building a house to the Lord--a sanctuary for the living God and for my husband and family, I don’t think I can improve on God’s plan. If it was important for God to have ordinances to run His house smoothly, I think it must be important for me to also have laws and ordinances to make my home function effectively. God’s house had order and established daily times for certain functions. I need to make this happen in my home too. What about you? I also love flexibility because every day of every year is different and we never know what is going to happen. However, I believe we need to institute a basic, underlying plan to keep order.

How do we make rules and laws for our home? Do we copy what other mothers do? Do we get ideas out of a book? No, we get it by learning from God’s Word and the leading of the Holy Spirit.

How did David get the pattern for building the house of the Lord? God gave it to him by His Spirit. 1 Chronicles 28:11-13 tells us that he received “the pattern of all that he had by the Spirit . . . for all the work of the service of the house of the LORD, and for all the vessels of service in the house of the LORD.” Isn’t that wonderful?

God is interested in every detail of your home. Every tiny thing that is involved in the running of your home. Even the cooking, making bread, the utensils and vessels, the pots and the pans and how you should order your kitchen (1 Chronicles 9:27-32 and Zechariah 14:20, 21).

Ask God to show you and He will give you the plan by His Spirit. Wait for His plan. When He gives it to you, it will work. Sometimes you try to follow the ideas of others. They may work for them, but not work for you. The way God shows you will work for you. As you seek Him, God will show you specifically how to set everything in order and how to order your days.

But did you notice the words “most holy”? This is the ultimate vision? God wants His house to be “most holy.” He also wants your house to also be MOST HOLY. Not only the house, but “round about” the house. This should be our ultimate passion and vision, to build a holy home for God’s glory. Pursue God’s holiness on your home and in your home, but also on your land--the backyard, frontyard, and all around your house. It is all to be holy to the Lord. Pray this every day upon our home and allotment or acreage, whether it be large or only tiny. Guard what goes on in your home AND around your home!

“Holiness adorns your house, O LORD, forever” (Psalm 93:5). Does holiness adorn your home and my home?

Love from Nancy Campbell

PRAYER:

“Thank You, dear Father, that You are interested in every little detail of my home. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed and completely overwhelmed. Please show me Your order and how You want me to run my home. I know You are a God of order and therefore I want my home to be a home of order too. Amen.”

AFFIRMATION:

I affirm today that I want my home to be filled with the presence of God, but also all around my home. I want people to sense God’s presence as soon as they come through the gate.

 

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