Men, many Christians homes lack the godly atmosphere that is so vital to the well-being of the whole family. Opulence and grandeur tend to stimulate our fleshly senses, and yet do nothing to minister to the needs of the inner man. It would surprise us to know how many of the mansions of the nation are filled with tension, strife, selfishness, independence, unhappiness, and sadness. In many cases, everyone is doing their own thing. Wealth does not create a lasting atmosphere that ministers life to the spirit. It can be very surface. I am not saying that a mansion cannot be filled with the atmosphere of love, for indeed it can. Jesus said, "In my father's house are many mansions" (John 14:2). Everyone one of these mansions is filled with a loving and godly atmosphere.
The atmosphere I am talking about does not come from the mansion itself, but rather from the hearts of the people living in it. I believe it would be better to live in a tent where there is genuine true love than in a beautiful mansion with out. However, both cases can lack it, and both cases can have it.
The mansion does not manufacture satisfying love, and yet many people think they would be happy and satisfied by living in a mansion and that somehow it will minister to their inner needs. The love that ministers to the inner man, that heals his wounds and comforts his heart and soul comes only from God and should flow like a river through us to everyone in our home.