Today you should read: 2 Chronicles 6
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)
Solomon in his prayer did not know the magnitude of his statements. He asked a question in verse 18 “But will God really dwell on earth with humans?” He was asking this question in terms of the temple but God had a greater plan in mind. In Solomon’s day the focus of the messiah was in terms of a earthly king coming through the line of David. In his mind God was to dwell in the temple he built and the messiah would come and rule over Israel as an earthly kingdom. However, the picture of the Davidic king in terms of an earthly king was only foreshadowing to what God had in mind. Solomon thought of the messiah in terms of restoring Israel but God had a desire to restore the whole world through the messiah.
Through Jesus Christ God answered Solomon’s prayer. Jesus came and defeated death through his resurrection and has forever established the throne of David as the one true king. The earthly temple has been replaced by the temple of His people (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). All of God’s enemies have been defeated (Hebrews 1:13). Through his death and resurrection he now gives everyone the chance to become children of God (John 1:12-13).
So the question for the day is this, are you a child of God? If so, are you living in such a way that others know it too?
Posted by: Chad Wiles