Oct
12
2011

It’s important to God. Is it important to you?

 

We all have priorities in life and one person’s priority might
not necessarily be important to another person. However, as believers, it is
important that we know and walk in God’s priorities i.e. the things that are
important to Him. In this article, we examine one of the things that’s
important to Him: His house.

One of my favourite pieces of scripture is mentioned in
Exodus 12:6-7.  The reason why this has
been an intriguing piece of scripture is because the secret of Moses’
face-to-face encounter with God is found in this verse and I reckoned that if I
could find the secret, then I would experience what Moses experienced.

“Hear now My words:
If there is a prophet among you,
I, the LORD, make Myself known
to him in a vision;
I speak to him in a dream.

Not so with My servant Moses;
He is faithful in all My house.
I speak with him face to face,
Even plainly, and not in dark sayings;

And he sees the form of the LORD.
Why then were you not afraid
To speak against My servant Moses?”

The secret to Moses’ face to face encounter was his
faithfulness in the house of God. Let’s consider another example.

In the book of Haggai, God was annoyed with the Israelites
because they were building their own houses and were relatively unconcerned
about God’s house (Haggai 1:4-9).

“Is it time for you yourselves to
dwell in your paneled houses, and this temple to lie in ruins?” 5 Now
therefore, thus says the LORD of hosts: “Consider your ways! (verse 4)………. “You looked for much, but indeed it came to little; and when you
brought it home, I blew it away. Why?” says the LORD of hosts. “Because of My
house that is in ruins, while
every one of you runs to his own house (verse 9)

Here God is telling the people off for building their own
house, whilst neglecting His. From this scripture we understand that God is
concerned about His house.

Also, in 2 Samuel 7, we note that David had built himself a
beautiful house but he was not happy that God did not have a house to dwell in.
David knew that a house was important to God.

Moreover, because I have
set my affection on the house of my God, I have given to the house of my God,
over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house, my own special
treasure of gold and silver …… (1 Chronicles 29:3 ff)

The concept of God’s house is one that is important to God. In
whatever context the phrase ‘the house of God’ is used in scripture, it simply
means the place where God has chosen to place His name, whether that is in a
physical building, in believers or amongst believers. We need to set our heart
and affection on the house of God.

God blessed David with covenant blessings after he sought
the house of God (2 Samuel 7:5-16). With Moses, God gave him a face-to-face
encounter (Numbers 12:7). It appears that there is a blessing to those to whom
the house of God is important.

My prayer today is that God would show us how to be faithful
in His house and experience the blessings associated with pursuing His house. I
trust that this post would help you on your journey to sharing what’s important
to God

This is a concept I am very interested in and I would like
to share in any further revelations you might have about the subject. So until
I hear from you or appear again in your inbox, stay blessed

Ola

www.christianbusinessmagazine.com

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About the Author: Ola Aroyehun

Ola Aroyehun editor of The Christian Business and Professional Magazine: a magazine dedicated to helping Christians apply biblical principles to their professional lives.

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