By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God... These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
Today's Morsel:One of the features on a Global Positioning System (GPS) is "Home". You can set it and when it is time for you to depart for home, it's set and ready to take you. And even though you may choose to add other stops, it is still programmed for "Home". What about you? Are you programmed for your heavenly home. Jesus said that He has gone to prepare a place for us. Paul says "For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens" (2 Corinthians 5:1). Scripture says that Abraham looked for a city which hath foundation whose builder and make is God. You see, "Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain"(Psalms 127:1).
Abraham knew that there was a better place than where he was. And so he looked. He went out seeking. The Lord said, "The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider" (Isaiah 1:3). In other words, the ox and the ass know where their homes are, but the people of God don't seem to know nor do they consider how to get there. Do you know where your home is? I don't know about you, but this world is not my home, I'm just passing through.
Sing: My Heavenly home is bright and fair, I feel like traveling on. No pain , nor death can enter there, I feel like traveling on.
Yes, I feel like traveling on, I feel like traveling on; my heavenly home is bright and fair, I feel like traveling on.