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15th February 2023

The Beauty & Blessing of Place

Jesus has prepared a number of beautiful & blessed places for us.
A place in the Father’s house (John 14:1-3), the secret place (Matthew 6:6) & the hiding place (Psalm 27:5, 32:7).
Let’s not forget the dwelling place (Ephesians 2:22) & the spacious place (Psalm 18:19 & 36).
It was always the Lord’s intention for His people to reside & dwell in the vast freedom of a spacious place (Exodus 3:8) – the promised land.
We find all of these wonderful places are forever ours in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Today we will focus in upon another special place – the PLEASANT Place.

The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places.
Yes, I have a good inheritance. Psalm 16:6

The Lord promised His people a special inheritance – a portion of the promised land.
God’s paths & promises lead& guide us to special & pleasant places.
The Covenant privileges & blessings are delightful for the children of God.
The Lord’s goodness, grace & wonderful love are a bountiful boon for the people of God.
This is about both relationship & resources being a huge blessing.
The land given unto them was pleasant & good but the Lord himself was far more delightful.
What a glorious inheritance there is for God’s people.

You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11

The land was a mighty blessing & rich resource but the Lord himself was a far greater blessing.
In God’s presence there is fulness of joy & at His right hand are pleasures forevermore (eternal).
The Lord promised Israel’s priests that He would be their special share & inheritance (Numbers 18:20; Deuteronomy 10:9, 18:1).
All Israel was the Lord’s inheritance (Jeremiah 12:7-9) but the priests alone had a special part – no land but the Lord himself.
‘In Christ’ we are a priesthood of believers. All are priests under Christ the Great High Priest (1 Peter 2:9).
The Lord is our special privileged portion & inheritance. Our very own special pleasant place. Hallelujah!!!
Like Joshua let us learn to reside & stay there (Exodus 33:11). It will transform us.

The pleasant place is the Lord himself & the inheritance He has for His people.
All of this is given unto us ‘In Christ’. A beautiful inheritance received from the Beautiful One.
The pleasant place filled with fulness of joy & pleasures forevermore.
Time in the presence tells – always & in every way. O what a mighty Saviour & King.

For Reflection

  • In what ways am I experiencing fulness of joy & eternal pleasures?
  • Do I truly know that the Lord is my special portion & inheritance?
  • Meditate upon the pleasant place that the lord invites us to.

A song related to this theme:


Heavenly Father,
Thank you that You delight in me as Your inheritance,
And that You grant unto me a special pleasant portion & place.
Jesus thank that You have made a way for me to freely enter the pleasant place of the Lord’s awesome presence,
That my inheritance & destiny is safe & secure in You.
Holy Spirit keep me dwelling & residing in that pleasant place,
Experiencing fulness of joy & pleasure forevermore.
This I ask In Jesus mighty Name.

Written by Gareth Jones

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