8 LORD [Yahovah], I have loved ['ahab] the habitation [ma ‘own] of
thy house [bayith], and the place [maqowm] where thine honour [kabowd]
8 O Lord, I
love the habitation of Thy house, And the place where Thy glory dwells. NASB
David loves living in God’s house. And in God’s house is where God’s glory also resides as a permanent home.
The obvious question is, what or where is God’s house?
David didn’t live in the temple, because the temple did not exist.
David didn’t live in heaven, because obviously David was here on earth living in Israel.
David didn’t live in a synagogue or church.
So what is David referring to, when he is talking about God’s house?
The word for habitation, ‘ma own,’ means an abode of God, a place of dwelling, a retreat, a place of habitation.
The word for house, ‘bayith,’ means a place that is built, a place that is constructed, a place that is set up, a place that is inside, a home.
The word for honor, ‘kabowd,’ means heavy weight as in abundant or vast, glory, honor.
The word for dwell, ‘mishkan,’ means permanent residence, shepherds hut, and animals lair, a place of permanent habitation, a tent.
So David’s dwelling, David’s home, is and was a place that he lived in, all of the time, all of his life. That same home is God’s home, which is also the residence of God’s glory.
Here in this world on this planet, there is only one such residence which contains God’s glory, and in which not only David but every living human being, can reside.
And that residence of course is Bible doctrine, which is the substance and building material for the construction of God’s temple and residence and palace, and fortress, within the soul of the believer.
Needless to say, you have to learn Bible doctrine in order to incorporate it and assimilate it into your soul, therefore constructing and producing a residence, God’s residence, within your soul, which is where you live all of the time.
Therefore, rather than living in and among or being a part of a world of evil people, where any residence would be empty and void of any substance, then learning Bible doctrine and producing an eternal and permanent residence within your soul, which is a part of the very essence of yourself, is a far, far better choice.
David understood this, and so should we.
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