Psalm 23:6 - Home Forever.

Psalm 23:6: Home Forever.

Psalm 23:6 (NIV) Surely goodness and love will follow me all the 
days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. 


   For the last twenty years, Ive wanted a dog. A big dog. 
But there were always problems. The apartment was too small. The 
budget was too tight. The girls were too young. But most of all, 
Denalyn was unenthusiastic. Her logic? Shed already married one 
slobbering, shedding beast, why put up with a second? So we compromised and 
got a small dog. 
   I like Salty, but small dogs arent really dogs. They 
dont bark; they yelp. They dont eat; they nibble. They dont 
lick you; they sniff you. I like Salty, but I wanted a real dog. A 
mans-best-friend type of dog. A fat-pawed, big-eating, slurp-you-on-the-face type 
of dog you could saddle or wrestle or both. 
   I was alone in my passion until Sara was born. She loves 
dogs. And the two of us were able to sway the household vote. Denalyn 
gave in, and Sara and I began the search. We discovered a woman in 
South Carolina who breeds golden retrievers in a Christian 
environment. From birth the dogs are surrounded by inspirational music and 
prayers. (No, I dont know if they tithe with dog biscuits.) When the 
trainer told me that she had read my books, I got on board. A woman with 
such good taste is bound to be a good breeder, right? 
   So we ordered a pup. We mailed the check, selected the name 
Molly, and cleared a corner for her dog pillow. The dog hadnt even 
been born, and she was named, claimed, and given a place in the 
   Cant the same be said about you? Long before your first 
whimper, your Master claimed you, named you, and hung a reserved sign on 
your room. You and Molly have more in common than odor and eating 
habits. (Just teasing.) 
   Youre both being groomed for a trip. We prefer the terms 
maturation and sanctification to weaning and training, but its all the 
same. Youre being prepared for your Masters house. You dont 
know the departure date or flight number, but you can bet your puppy 
chow that youll be seeing your Owner someday. Isnt this the 
concluding promise of David? 
   And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever (Ps. 
23:6 NKJV). 
   Where will you live forever? In the house of the Lord. If his 
house is your forever house, what does that make this earthly 
house? You got it! Short-term housing. This is not our home. Our 
homeland is in heaven (Phil. 3:20). 
   We, like Molly, are being prepared for another house.
   Dont quench, but rather, stir this longing for heaven.
   Gods home is a forever home. And I will dwell in the 
house of the Lord forever (Ps. 23:6 NKJV). From Traveling Light 
[Max Lucado Daily Devotional at maxlucado.com] 


   Of all the benefits of Gods goodness, only one lasts 
beyond your life on Earth. The final verse of Psalm 23 expresses the 
ultimate example of Gods goodness: I will dwell in the house of the 
Lord forever (Psalm 23:6 NIV). 
   That means you dont have to fear death, because death is 
not the end. God saves the best for last. Even if you have a tough 
life here on Earth, if you have asked Jesus Christ to save you, you 
will dwell forever in the house of the Lord, where theres no more 
sorrow, no more suffering, no more sin, no more sickness, no more 
sadness, no more problems, no more pain, and no more pressure. Heaven is 
unbelievable. Gods glory is waiting there for you. 
   It is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up 
with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ 
Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable 
riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ 
Jesus(Ephesians 2:5-7). 
   Everything youve seen in movies about Heaven is probably 
wrong. First, Heaven is not nirvana, a dream, or a metaphorical 
attitude. Heaven is a physical place, not a state of being. Its a 
permanent place that will last forever. And it is reserved for only 
Gods family. 
   Heaven is also not boring! We see a glimpse of Heaven in 
Revelation 21, where we learn that we wont just veg out and do nothing 
for eternity. A lot of the stuff you do here on Earth is what 
youll be able to do in Heaven. Youll be able to eat in Heaven but 
not gain weight, youll be able to sleep in Heaven, youll party 
in Heaven, talk, fellowship, pray, and sing - just to name a few. 
Heaven was created for you.   
   There are only two things that you do on Earth that you 
wont do in Heaven. In Heaven, you cant sin, and you cant 
witness to a nonbeliever about Christs love and forgiveness, because 
only Gods children are there. Thats why, once you become a 
believer, God does not take you instantly to Heaven. He wants you to pass 
on the Good News of salvation and grace. The only reason youre 
going to Heaven is because somebody told you about the Gospel. Now 
its your turn to tell others. 
   There is so much to look forward to in Heaven. We will 
worship God forever. We will be reunited with those who love Jesus. We 
will be rewarded for our faith, hope, and love. We will be assigned 
work that we enjoy doing. 
   What an awesome promise. What a good God! [Daily Devotional 
by Rick Warren: https://pastorrick.com/devotional/] 




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