Tuesday, October 13, 2009

God's house


Solomon had an incredible start to his journey as King as he set out to build a temple in Jerusalem.

But who can really build him a worthy home? Not even the highest heavens can contain him! So who am I to consider building a Temple for him, except as a place to burn sacrifices to him? - 2 Chronicles 2 v 6

Solomon understood that all that was God could never be contained in a building no matter how magnificent it was. It would never be God's home. But it was to be a place where they could honour God with sacrifices.

God has never been and never never will be interested in buildings of wood, brick and stone. But he is interested in you and me where he can take up residence through the Holy Spirit. Somehow our weak frail bodies can become a home for God where the most amazing extravagant temple that was ever built could not.
you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. - 1 Peter 2 v 5

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