"Set Your House In Order"
"In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live." Isaiah 38:1
The Lord sent the prophet Isaiah to King Hezekiah when he was sick to tell him to get his house in order because he was going to die. Our word this morning is.. "set your house in order". I am not saying that the Lord has told me you are going to die, none of us know when that time will come. We aren't promised tomorrow- it could happen today. Jesus told us our time was always at hand.
Setting our house in order is something that we should attend to everyday. Each day I make sure the physical house that I live in is in order- it's not full of trash, cluttered, dirty, things work properly and it's not in disarray. How much more important is it that I make sure daily that my "heart house" is in order. We should never neglect to make sure that "all is well".
How do we get our house in order? First, we make sure that we have a relationship with God through the blood of Jesus Christ. After that we make sure our house is in order by confessing and repenting of any known sin. We ask the Lord to search us and see if there is any "wicked way" in us. We don't neglect so great a salvation, we work out our salvation with fear and trembling, we make sure we love the Lord with all our heart and not have any other Gods before Him.
I need to make sure daily that there is nothing in my life that is displeasing to the Lord, nothing that will hinder my relationship with Him, nothing that will come between us when I stand before Him. I need to make sure that daily I walk before Him with clean hands and a pure heart. Daily I need to make sure that He occupies the throne of my heart and I decrease so that He can increase. It's in this way that I make sure my heart house is in order. Are you doing that? We must do it and not neglect it. It would be bad for Him to come and find our house "out of order".
Have a great day. Make sure everyday that your house is in order. Is it today?
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