PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: 1 Kings 7-8
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“But will God really dwell on earth?” (1 Kings 8:27)
God – the awesome, uncontainable Creator – wants to live with you and me!
The temple was meant to symbolize God’s greatness AND goodness.
It showed that God wanted to live with them, to be at home among us.
Don’t get stuck on the symbol, look at its meaning!!!!
God wants a personal relationship, He wants to love us and be loved by us.
He doesn’t care about our temples or our sacrifices, He cares about us!
Sadly, often His followers forget and focus more on the religious symbols.
Ultimately He becomes human in Jesus, to show us what He really wants.
Yes, God really will dwell on earth, with us.
As followers of Jesus, our greatest joy is to live in fellowship with God.
“You are God’s temple, God’s Spirit dwells in your midst!” (1 Corinthians 3:16)
Have you opened your heart to God and Jesus?
Has the glory of God and Jesus (the Spirit) filled you, His real temple?
Yes, God really will dwell with you and me, but will we let Him?
Lord, forgive me for admiring the religious symbols more than the spiritual reality. May the awesomeness of You living in me so fill me that others sense Your glory through me.