The Glorious Habitation
thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
Suggested Further Reading: 1 John 4:13-16
Will you take my master’s house on a lease for all eternity, with nothing to pay for it, nothing but the ground rent of loving and serving him for ever? Will you take Jesus, and dwell in him throughout eternity, or will you be content to be a houseless soul? Come inside, sir; see, it is furnished from top to bottom with all you want. It has cellars filled with gold, more than you will spend as long as you live; it has a parlour where you can entertain yourself with Christ, and feast on his love; it has tables well stored with food for you to live on for ever; it has a drawing-room of brotherly love where you can receive your friends. You will find a resting room up there where you can rest with Jesus; and on the top there is a look-out, whence you can see heaven itself. Will you have the house, or will you not? Ah, if you are houseless, you will say, I should like to have the house; but may I have it? Yes; there is the key. The key is, Come to Jesus. But you say I am too shabby for such a house Never mind; there are garments inside. As Rowland Hill once said:
Come naked, come filthy, come ragged, come poor,
Come wretched, come dirty, come just as you are.
If you feel guilty and condemned, come, and though the house is too good for you, Christ will make you good enough for the house. He will wash you, and cleanse you, and you will yet be able to sing with Moses, with the same unfaltering voice, Lord, thou hast been my dwelling place throughout all generations.
Sermon no. 46 14 October (1855)
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Prayer: Lord, you hear my prayers before I speak them. You know my thoughts before I form them. You grid up my heart before It faints. When my flesh rises your Holy Spirit puts my heart rightly in your Word. Your love knows no bound, there are no limitations of your glorious love. Father without you I would surely parish. Thank for your wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of revealing accountability to me. Just bas Jesus held himself accountable to your Word; so I desire the same. Amen