The Heart of the Home
In the Word
“But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD” (Joshua 24:15b).
Of the Word
Think about the first home in which you remember living. If asked, most people could draw a “blueprint” of its design. Simple floor-plan or elaborate structure, it was home.
It is exciting to move into a new home. Maybe it is your first apartment or the dream house you have been saving for years to purchase. Whatever the size or style, it is your home. Your sanctuary. How fun it will be to make it your own by decorating the walls and arranging the furniture. It is even fun to clean … for a while!
More important than the appearance of the home, is the “heart” of the home. Joshua had a beloved homeland, but he also lived as a nomad. It did not matter where he lived as much as how he lived. He declared, “But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD” (Joshua 24:15).
Any home with Christ as its center is a blessed place. We can celebrate the earthly residence we call home, and by faith we are assured of our heavenly home, too.
Walking with my Lord
Lord, thank You for being my Dwelling Place and the Cornerstone of my family. In Jesus’ name. Amen.