To “surround the house”, a very interesting definition from a hebraic perspective for this word. The Strong’s word is H2896 and if you have an Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible you can see how the characters reveal the characteristic of this term. This is also the word that YHVH used when he created something new and its more practical meaning is functional. In Greek the word for “goodness” is Strong’s number G19.
Romans 15:14 is an admonition by Paul to his brethren in the faith at Rome. He makes a point of affirming to them that he is sure of their goodness.
And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another. (Romans 15:14)
In a world that is clearly full of those who do not have well intentions and paranoia occurs from a place of being justified as we are in a world that is fast spinning to its end. Goodness stands out as faithfully now as I suspect it did during the time of Paul. While we don’t want to judge everyone by the bad experiences we had of others it is only wise to apply precautionary brakes on how open we allow ourselves to be. Nevertheless, relationship breaks those barriers quickly a concept that is becoming more and more uncommon in our social media friends, followers, tweeters, and snapchatters.
In Hebrew, goodness sounds like what it would feel like to be hugged by the Almighty. To be wrapped up in His arms would be the feeling of security, joy, and the encouragement that gives you reassurance about your identity. If its in you its not containable from its description it is an element that fills us, and yet we know that when we were born into the Kingdom of God that this fruit was given to us, but if it wasn’t allowed to mature then it is dormant, immature (which in this case means not fully developed). In the immature state you don’t have enough to share its not fully in you as it ought to be. If we think of our bodies as a house it would be the equivalent of saying we haven’t allowed him to surround the house yet, there are some areas we have closed off, put up under construction signs such that its not bubbling over in us to spill onto others.
Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days. (Hos 3:5)
This prophecy in Hosea reveals what will happen to the children of Israel when they return. Notice that He said we will seek YHVH our God, and this is being fulfilled in this hour more than ever before. As knowledge is increasing and going to and fro more and more people are coming into the knowledge of the truth and who they are. They are also seeking David their king, the recognition that our Messiah, Yeshua Ha Maschiach is the son of David, our prophesied King of glory, and why Son of David? Because it is taking us back to where we were before the twelve tribes were split. It is based on the promise that was given to David that yes, Solomon was a benefactor of but he didn’t walk with God as perfectly as he ought to, but instead gave way to the strange women he married and their idols. His example was the foundation for what became the separating of the two houses that was fulfilled in his son Rehoboam. His harsh treatment and unfair acts led to the separating of the houses while it was under the reign of David the house was united. It was also under David that we see war taking place as the powers of this world found itself fighting against Yah and David was the warrior ready to take them on. Likewise, our Messiah when He returns for His people it is as David that he will return. Hosea doesn’t go back to Joseph, but that is who Messiah originally came as, as the son of Joseph, but when He returns as Hosea rightfully testifies he will be coming back as the King of Glory with all power and authority in His hand. His goodness will indeed surround the whole house of Israel.
Therefore, the question for us is what surrounds our house (human body)? Are we filling our thoughts with those things that are pure, just, true, honest, lovely, praiseworthy, things with virtue, or with praise? (Php 4:8) Its difficult for you to become a cynical person when you think on these things. For indeed as a man thinketh in his heart so is he, so when we fill our hearts with these things in Php 4:8 the product can only be goodness. (Pro 23:7)