In one of Solomon’s many proverbs, he gives us a plain piece of wisdom, “The LORD’s curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the dwelling of the righteous (Pr. 3:33 NASB).” This proverb ought to raise before you the question: “Is your home blessed?”
If you would have your home rest under the blessing of the Lord, it must be a home of righteousness. Of course, our only righteousness is found in being justified freely by God’s grace. So then, a blessed home must be a Gospel home. A home where the Gospel is believed, cherished, taught, and lived.
But then, because of the potent grace of the Gospel, that imputed righteousness grows and bears the fruit of righteousness. One of the blessings which God pours out on the home of the righteous are the works of righteousness. The blessed home gets busy nurturing godly virtues, while going on the warpath against the deeds of darkness, the accusation of the Enemy, and vain thoughts which blow with every wind of doctrine.
Righteousness won’t share space, however, with wickedness. The righteousness of Jesus gets into everything. It influences what can be found in your browser history, your Netflix viewing habits, the tone of your voice when speaking to the kids, your financial expenditures, and your work ethic.
The home under the blessing of God is the home where Jesus is the foundation, the roof, the joists, the framing, the wiring. Jesus is not just central, but Jesus is the point. Jesus isn’t just an accessory to your modern American suburban life, He is your life, and praise, and glory, and prize. The righteousness of Jesus is an aroma which fills the home, this alone can bring the blessing of God upon it.
By God’s electing love, He has saved us from dwelling in the cursed house of wickedness, and brought us into the blessed house of righteousness. Nevertheless, we know that there remains closets and cub-boards of covetousness, and there are old-boxes of resentment and carnal desires up in the attic, and then there are the weeds of worldly thinking that pollute the garden. May the Lord grant us grace to see that the righteousness we receive through Christ, also compels us to go about uprooting and removing all the wicked deeds which would bring God’s curses upon our homes.
It’s a simple question, “Is your home blessed?” Hiding sin, tolerating sin, and encouraging sin is the quickest way to ensure that your home falls under the curses of a Holy God. But by bending your pride and confessing your sin, you can be assured that the blessing of God rests upon your home.