Our Habitation

“Lord Thou hast been our dwelling-place in all generations.”-Psalm 90:1

(Israel) must have been in a state of great uneasiness. At nightfall, or when the pillar (of fire) stayed its motion, the tents were pitched, and they laid themselves down to rest. Perhaps to-morrow, ere the morning sun had risen, the trumpet sounded, they stirred themselves from their beds and found the ark was in motion, and the fiery pillar was leading the way through the narrow defiles of the mountain up the hillside, or along the arid waste of the wilderness..They must have no attachment to the place, they must have nothing of what we call comfort, ease, and peace; but be always journeying, always traveling…They had little ease; but behold the contrast which Moses, the man of God, discerns with gratitude, “Thou art not our tent, but Thou art our dwelling-place. Though we are uneasy here, though we are tossed from side to side by troubles, though we travel through a wilderness, and find it a rough pathway, though when we sit down here we know not what comfort means…’Lord, Thou art to us comfort, Thou art a house and habitation.'”

Have you ever known what it is to have God for your dwelling-place in the sense of comfort?…Do you know what it is to lie on God, to give up all care, to drive anxiety away, and there-not in a recklessness of spirit, but in a holy carelessness-to be careful for nothing, “but in every thing by supplication to make known your wants unto God?” If so you have gained the first idea; “Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling-place throughout all generations.”~ C.H. Spurgeon


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