Romans 11:33-36

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Edwards Wednesday

John 14:2

God’s House

Heaven is the house where God dwells with his family. God is represented in Scripture as having a family; and though some of this family are now on earth, yet in so being they are abroad and not at home, but all going home….

Heaven is the place that God has built for himself and his children. God has many children, and the place designed for them is heaven; therefore the saints, being the children of God, are said to be of the household of God. “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God” (Ephesians 2:19).

God is represented as a householder or head of a family and heaven is his house. It is the house not only where God has his throne, but also where he as it were keeps his table, where his children sit down with him and where they are feasted in a royal manner becoming the children of so great a King. “That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom” (Luke 22:30); “But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom” (Matthew 26:29).

God is the King of kings, and heaven is the place where he keeps his court.

Readings taken from Day By Day With Jonathan Edwards


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