Tuesday, April 28, 2009

April 29, 2009

I am reading through the Bible this year. Today I am in I Kings 6 and 7 in the Old Testament and Luke 20 in the New Testament. You may want to consider finding a Bible reading schedule and read through the Bible in a year.
This portion of I Kings finds Solomon supervising the building of the Temple of God. In so doing, he is fulfilling the dream that his father, David wasn't able to realize. He employed thousands of craftmen, spared no expense, cut no corners, followed God's blueprint to the most intricate detail because he was building a temple to the Most High God. The building project lasted seven years, but when it was completed it was the pride of all Israel because it was the place where their God would dwell. Now they had a place to go and meet with their God. How wonderful! This was one of the highest moments in the history of God's Chosen People.
As wonderful as this accomplishment was for God's people then, it is even more exciting for God's people now! Check this out!
"Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him; for God's temple is sacred, and you are that temple." I Cor. 3:16-17
Solomon built a magnificent place where God's people could go to meet with God! But you are even MORE blessed! According to the verses you just read, you don't have to go to a Temple to meet with God - HE COMES TO MEET WITH YOU! You are His temple!
As God promised Solomon:
"The word of the LORD came to Solomon: "As for this temple you are building, if you follow my decrees, carry out my regulations and keep all my commands and obey them, I will fulfill through you the promise I gave to David your father." I Kings 6:11-12
God promises to dwell with you as long as you live in obedience to Him. What a promise! What a privilege!
How would you do life today if you knew God was dwelling in you as His temple?
Will you let that truth control your thoughts and guide your actions today!