How do you view your home?
Is it a safe haven or just somewhere to sleep? A place to relax or a work area? A crowded space or a lonely cavern? Maybe a little bit of everything?
I have been re-evaluating my own view lately. How much of my perspective is worldly and how much of it aligns with God’s?
God is the Creator
For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.Hebrews 3:4
This verse is actually sandwiched in a description of the church. Paul was explaining that although Moses is a beloved servant of the “house”, he did not build it. Christ is greater than he, and God is the builder of everything.
It also is a wonderful reminder that no matter how grand or beautifully decorated my home is or isn’t, I should not focus my admiration on such things. It’s only a house, and no new thing is made without using materials created by the Creator. Nothing is more grand than God’s creation.
Manage the Home Wisely
The wisest of women
builds her house,
but folly with her own hands
tears it down.Proverbs 14:1
A wise woman will manage her estate in a diligent manner, but the foolish tear it apart. Wise management encompasses everything from finances to faithfulness in marriage. To avoid destructive foolishness, I must fear the Lord for this is beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 1:7).
Love the Lord
5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.Deuteronomy 6:5-7
The home should be a reflection of my love for the Lord. I am not in a suppressed country. I can freely express my faith. However, I should be truly remorseful if someone visited my house and did not know we are committed to Christ.
I’m not saying there should be cutesy “It Is Well With My Soul” signs everywhere (though I have one and it’s absolutely cute). What I’m referencing here is how we tend to our home, how we treat our guests, and the care we show each other.
Furthermore, my husband and I are to raise our children knowing who God is, His love for them, and to understand the power of prayer. A bible should be treasured, never foreign.
These are only a few of the verses on this topic I have been reviewing. God has blessed me greatly as a mother and wife, and it’s dearly important to me I obediently fulfill those roles in a way pleasing to Him. If it was left up to just me, I’d certainly be a fool and destroy it all. I am so grateful God has given us His Word and the Holy Spirit for guidance. Praise!