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DO WE HAVE A HOME OR A RESIDENCE?

And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. (Matt.8:19-20-KJV)

I BELIEVE THAT A HOME IS NOT NECESSARILY A HOME AS WE TEND TO THINK OF IT. SOME PEOPLE FEEL IF THEY ARE ACTUALLY RESIDING IN A SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING, THAT THEY HAVE A HOME. I DON’T THINK SO. IF YOU ARE NOT DWELLING THERE IN LOVE TOGETHER, THEN IT IS NOT A HOME, IF YOU DREAD GOING THERE, OR YOU ARE NOT SPENDING QUALITY TIME THERE, I WOULD LIKE YOU TO ASK YOURSELF, IS THIS REALLY A HOME? THE WORD OF GOD SAYS; He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty (PS. 91:1 (KJV) I LOOKED UP THE WORD DWELL AND IT MEANS TO LIVE, RESIDE, TO LINGER OVER WITH EMPHASIS ON THE WORD LINGER. I LOOKED UP THE WORD LINGER AND IT MEANS TO REMAIN, TARRY, TO PERSIST OR PROCRASTINATE. IN OTHER WORDS TO SPEND SOME TIME THERE. I AM A FIRM BELIEVER THAT YOU CAN DWELL IN A TWO ROOM SHACK AND IT CAN BE A HOME COMPARED TO SOMEONE ELSE WHO LIVES IN A 7 BEDROOM HOUSE AND IT IS NOT A HOME. I HAVE HEARD PEOPLE CONDEMN OTHERS BECAUSE OF THE WAY THEY LIVE OR WHERE THEY LIVE. IT IS BETTER TO HAVE A TWO ROOM SHACK THAT IS A HOME THAT A SEVEN BEDROOM HOUSE THAT IS A RESIDENCE. IF THE TWO ROOMS THAT YOU HAVE IS SOME PLACE THAT YOU AND YOURS LOOK FORWARD TO COMING TO AT THE END OF THE DAY, AND OTHERS WANT TO BE THERE AS WELL, THEN YOU HAVE A HOME. ON THE OTHER HAND, YOU CAN LIVE IN A SEVEN BEDROOM HOUSE WHERE NO ONE DESIRES TO COME TO, AND WHEN THEY DO COME TO THE HOUSE, SOMEBODY IS UPSTAIRS, SOMEBODY IS IN THE BASEMENT, SOMEBODY ELSE IS IN THE FAMILY ROOM AND SOMEBODY ELSE IS IN THEIR ROOM WITH THE DOOR SHUT, IT IS JUST A HOUSE DIVIDED. IT WOULD TAKE A LOT OF WORK FOR IT TO BECOME A HOME.

THERE IS A OLD ADAGE THAT SAYS, DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER. JUST BECAUSE THE COVER IS ATTRACTIVE, DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE BOOK IS GOOD. IN OTHER WORDS DO NOT GET DISTRACTED WITH PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THESE LARGE HOUSES AND YOU THINK THEY ARE LIVING A GOOD LIFE, LET ME REMIAND YOU SOMETHING. SOME OF THEM ARE NOT SPEAKING TO ONE ANOTHER, THEY STAY AT WORK FOR AS LONG AS THEY CAN DREADING GOING TO THAT HOUSE, THEY SLEEP IN SEPARATE BEDROOMS, OH THE HOUSE MAY BE BEAUTIFUL OUTSIDE AND INSIDE, BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT THERE IS ANY DWELLING GOING ON. I KNOW PEOPLE WHO HAVE HOUSES WHEN THEY MEET SOMEONE ELSE; THEY MARRY THAT PERSON, BUT NEVER GET RID OF THE HOUSE THAT THEY LIVED IN PREVIOUSLY BECAUSE THEY MIGHT HAVE TO GO BACK IF THEY CANNOT MAKE THE PRESENT HOUSE A HOME. THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON WHO IS NEEDED TO MAKE OUR HOUSES A HOME IS THE PRESENCE OF JESUS CHRIST. IF CHRIST DOES NOT DWELL WHERE WE ARE, BELOVED, WE ARE FOOLING OURSELVES AND LIVING A LIE. REMEMBER, MAN LOOKS AT THE OUTSIDE, BUT CHRIST LOOKS AT THE INSIDE, SO BE ENCOURAGED WHEREVER YOU ARE AS YOU CONTINUE TO MAKE YOUR DWELLING PLACE A HOME.