Each morning, especially after getting home from a trip or having guests over it’s time to get the house back in order.
When a child is born you bring them home and continue to make the home suitable for the child. We put away things that are unpleasant for children and actually throw away things that are dangerous. Months before the arrival good parents start making the home safe (baby proof the place).
When someone important is coming to visit we pick up, clean up and clear the place of clutter so people don’t trip up on things we’ve been walking around.
Sometimes we even furniture is moved to better seat everyone and I always like to spray each room with a nice air freshener.
God saw His creation & those He created quickly become more & more perverted from His intentions & His will. He knew they couldn’t simply follow the rules & laws so He sent Christ to set things right, clean things up and show us there is a better way.
Christ explained, face to face, that God wants to move into their lives. He wants His Word to be written on their heart, in their mind & at the door post of their home.
The people of that time who believed & tried to seek & please Him literally attached a small block of Scripture to the outside of a hat they wore. They hung a small portion of Scripture next to the entrance/exit door of their house. They tried (and orthodox Jews still try) to follow His directions so emphatically and yet many times missed out on a personal relationship with Him and became caught up in sacraments and rituals more than developing an on going communication & dedication to God on a personal & deeply meaningful level.
As I read this portion of Scripture I asked God today that He lead my thoughts. May you also allow Him to change things internally for you and may our hearts, our minds, our souls become His home.
Romans 10:4-10 MSG
The earlier revelation was intended simply to get us ready for the Messiah, who then puts everything right for those who trust him to do it.
Moses wrote that anyone who insists on using the law code to live right before God soon discovers it’s not so easy—every detail of life regulated by fine print!
But trusting God to shape the right living in us is a different story—no precarious climb up to heaven to recruit the Messiah, no dangerous descent into hell to rescue the Messiah.
So what exactly was Moses saying?
The word that saves is right here, as near as the tongue in your mouth, as close as the heart in your chest.
It’s the word of faith that welcomes God to go to work and set things right for us.
This is the core of our preaching.
Say the welcoming word to God—“Jesus is my Master”—embracing, body and soul, God’s work of doing in us what he did in raising Jesus from the dead.
That’s it. You’re not “doing” anything; you’re simply calling out to God, trusting him to do it for you.
With your whole being you embrace God setting things right, and then you say it, right out loud:
“God has set everything right between him and me!”
Romans 10:4-10 MSG
When Christ came into the world He rearranged somethings. He spent time explains what God’s intentions were and how to allow His Word to be fixed to our minds & written on the doorframes/door post of our homes/hearts.
May we allow Him to rearrange things so our mind set is suitable & pleasing to Him.
In Christ, Beetle
For more post explaining these concepts go to:
3 men and a baby (a short story with a deeper meaning)
He set things right (Bible verses on relying on God)