The Blessings Of Obed- Edom
Scripture Text: The ark of the LORD remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite three months. And the LORD blessed Obed-Edom and all his household. 2 Samuel 6: 11 (NKJV)
The Ark of the Covenant was understood to be the presence of God among His people.The ark of the covenant contained three items inside. The tablets of the Law, gold pot of manna and the rod of Aaron that blossomed.
One day the Philistines captured the Ark and carried it away. Great suffering came upon them, so they eventually sent it back to the Israelites.
When the Ark came back to God’s people, they attempted to move it in an inappropriate way. A man named Uzzah touched the Ark and he died.
The Ark was then taken to the home of a man named Obed-Edom. The Lord blessed Obed-Edom, and all his household. He was blessed in every way by the presence of the Ark. It is not mentioned specifically how he was blessed but it was very obvious outwardly and it was reported to the king.
When king David came to know this, he went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom into the city of David with gladness.
One reason for the blessing of Obed -Edom was the fact that the presence of God was in his home, with his family, every day.
We too can receive the blessing if we respond to God’s presence like Obed-Edom did. Our lives will flourish, blossom and prosper because of God’s presence. His divine presence will protect and guard us from evil.
Let us embrace God’s presence in our house. When you choose to draw near to the Lord, one of the great rewards will be His blessing on your life.
God wants us to be dependent on Him every day. Spend time with the Lord every day.
Experience His presence by meditating His word, communicate with Him in prayer and exalt His name through praise and worship.
Everything we need can be found in God’s presence!
- Make room in your lives and homes for the Lord.
- Desire the Lord and seek His presence.
- Make Him welcome in your life!
When you embrace the presence of God in your homes your life and circumstances can be transformed in an instant. He alone is able to solve your problems and transform your lives.
Today, I encourage you to draw close to the Lord. Find time to be in God’s presence. Welcome His presence and humble yourselves before Him.
What God did for the household of Obed-Edom, He will do for you! His presence brings blessings!
God bless you!