Finding affordable housing is a main concern for families who are pondering a move into a community. Most of us have made several moves in our lifetime. Perhaps a new job, or financial change, or even a family relocation have caused those moves. Making frequent moves is a lot of work and makes it difficult to put down roots. Wouldn’t it be great if we never had to move again?
In Psalm 23 David speaks with confidence and joy about the Lord as his Shepherd. In verse 6 he boldly says: “I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever”. As sheep we enter the door of the sheepfold through our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. He told us in John 10:7,9: “Then Jesus said to them again, "Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture”. We are the Lord’s sheep and He takes care of us all of our days. We follow Him throughout our lives and we are given a wonderful promise. Jesus said to His followers in John 14:1-3: "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. The Father’s house is heaven. It is the same place of which David confidently boasted that he would dwell forever.
Do we have that assurance? When we repent of our sins and place our faith in Christ we are promised a home in the Father’s house. The Lord’s sheep will never receive an eviction notice or a job transfer or find ourselves homeless. We will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Pastor Stultz has been writing this weekly devotional for many years. In 2009, he published a compilation of devotionals in book form, also called Moments of Meditation