Mr. Smith owned several acres of land just outside of a city on the coast. He dreamed of living a life of luxury and seeing the world but had no hope of fulfilling those dreams because he was stuck in a job that paid him barely enough to live on.
The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.
The wicked are said to live in houses while the upright live in tents. A house is a permanent dwelling place. A tent is normally used as a temporary shelter for someone who is away from his permanent home. This illustrates an important difference between Christians and unbelievers. The unsaved person is at home in this world but when someone is saved by faith in Christ his home is no longer earth but heaven.
Our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
We remain in the world but now our status is that of a temporary resident rather than permanent citizen. Read the rest of this entry