Psalm 132:3-5 Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed; I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids, Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
Finding a place for God to dwell. What a noble goal to want to somehow, produce a place to house our God. To show such love for Him, that we would desire to provide for Him a place to live. But then again, what materials would you use to make it?
David desired to build such a place, but God said no. God said David’s son Solomon would build it. Therefore, since David could not build it himself; he began preparing for the day when his son would build it. He secured access to the finest lumber and materials anyone could imagine. Was this good enough to be the dwelling place for our God? A place built out of trees and golden rocks that God Himself had created and formed. Does not the God of Heaven deserve more?
Mary and Joseph looked for a place for the Lord. They found a humble manger and placed Baby Jesus in it. It was the best they could provide. Yet, this surely would not be a fitting place for the King of all Kings.
Nevertheless, God did dwell in the temple made by human hands and God did dwell in the manger bed. Why? He dwelt there because He chose to. He chose to be there in order to be close to people just like us. In addition, today He will take up residence in a new temple that you can prepare for Him. The temple He longs to reside in today is your heart. So, what type of place then are you making for the Lord of all Lords to live in? Since it is your heart, only you can clean it up for the Saviour of all humanity.
In 2 Corinthians 6:16 it says, “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
1 Chronicles 27-29 / Psalm 132-134 / Proverbs 13-14 / 2, 3 John
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
1 Chron. 1-2 / John 16:1-15
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