THE STORY OF JESUS: 2 Chronicles 1-4
“Who is able to build a temple for him… heaven cannot contain him?” (2 Chronicles 2:6)
What do you imagine it would look like stand in God’s presence?
If God were to live in a house, what might it look like?
Solomon attempted to design a ‘house’ that would reflect God’s glory.
But all the precious stone and metal in the world would not suffice.
“God alone is immortal and lives in unapproachable light!” (1 Timothy 6:16)
Nothing we imagine or design could ever capture the unapproachable glory of God.
What is more, God is not interested in having us build temples to His glory.
God’s heart is not for glorious buildings, but for glorious people.
The temple God delights in – designed to reflect His glory – is you and me!
Look into the eyes of people you meet today – you see a reflection of God.
God doesn’t care how nice my church building is, He is looking at how nice I am.
Jesus came to show us the kind of temple God desires, and to help us be that again.
As a Jesus-follower, I am able to build a temple for God… with how I live in Him.
May the fruit of God’s Spirit in me make me a shining example of what God is like.
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, You are the fullness of God in bodily form. And by Your grace, with Your help, I can be too. Prepare me to be a sanctuary, shining with the glorious character of God!