“…And those who dwell in it will die in like manner; But My salvation will be forever, And My righteousness will not be abolished.”
While reading the latter part of Isaiah 51:6, I was curious to know the meaning of “Dwell“. In the Old Testament “dwell” is a translation of 9 words. Of which “yashabh” (means “to sit down”) and “shakhan” (means “to settle down”) are frequently used.
Earlier in this scripture, God reminds us everything around, above and below are variables. Variables are things that are prone to dissolution and decay. Heavens and Earth are not exempted from it. Similarly, our lives are filled with variables. Are we Dwelling in them? Are we comfortable having them around? Are we limiting ourselves by settling down with them? Most of the variables in our lives are the blessings from above, however, we are expected not to Dwell in them.
Then where should we Dwell? Psalm 91:1 is our Answer “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” Why? Because as the scripture of the day continues – His salvation will be forever and His righteousness will not be abolished.
It is a glorious truth that the redemption which God shall give his people shall survive the revolutions of kingdoms and the consummation of all earthly things. This truth resonates when Jesus our Saviour proclaimed in Matthew 24:35 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”
Therefore, let us again remind ourselves “God is constant“. May we always dwell in the shelter of the Most High and embrace the rest, what He offers us.
Blessed Day Ahead.