Posted by: peebles | August 25, 2010

2 Samuel 6:11 (NIV) ~ The Ark of the LORD remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite for three months, and the LORD blessed him and his entire household.

2 Samuel 6:11 (NIV) ~ The Ark of the LORD remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite for three months, and the LORD blessed him and his entire household. 

This verse of Scripture has captivated me for weeks now. My mind has dwelt upon this verse and what happened to Obed-Edom after the Ark of LORD was taken up to the City of David. In the three months that the Ark of the LORD was within the house of Obed-Edom God granted Obed-Edom and his entire household His favour and blessing. 

Now, King David, and all those living nearby, saw the favour and blessing of the LORD upon Obed-Edom and his entire household because the Presence of God was within his house. What a place to be in, what a place to dwell in, right in the centre of the favour of God, where His Presence dwells. People will always notice if the Presence of God is dwelling within you. 

The next time Obed-Edom is mentioned is in 1 Chronicles 15:24 (Darby Translation), “…and Obed-Edom and Jehijah were doorkeepers for the ark.” Obed-Edom never wanted to leave the Presence of God, he left all he had to be near God everyday and have the reality of His Presence in his life. The Bible says in Psalm 84:10 (NIV), “Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.” Moses once said this amazing statement to God found in Exodus 33:15 (NIV), “…If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.” 

My friend, there is no substitute for the Presence of God. You can fill your life with all sorts of stuff, but once you have experienced His Presence you will want to dwell in the centre of His will for the rest of your life. All your priorities will change, and you will come to a place where you will desire to put God first in every area of your life. Today, if you have not done so, ask Jesus Christ into your life. Let the Ark of the New Covenant, in the form of Jesus Christ, dwell in the household of your heart. My prayer for you today is that as His Presence rests within the household of your heart that you will experience His favour and blessing in every area of your life.

 God bless you my friend, Matthew


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