Today you should read: 2 Chronicles 8
Yesterday Solomon brought the heat with his prayer dedicating the temple of the Lord. By God’s grace, the rebuilding of the temple was one of Solomon’s greatest accomplishments when he ruled as Israel’s king and probably one of the most memorable things about him. However his legacy did not end with the temple as chapter 8 shows us how he rebuilt cities and then populated them with God’s people during his reign as well. He didn’t just provide a place for God’s people to worship but a place where God’s people could live out their worship daily. The temple was significant in the Old Testament as the place where God would meet His people and forgive them of their sin. He wanted to show them that they are His and that they are different then the surrounding countries around them. However that wasn’t just concerning the temple. God used Solomon to take care of their daily lives in this chapter and vs. 16 indicates that God knew the building of the temple wasn’t the purpose but instead the sacrifices and feasts instituted after would show his faithfulness.
This is a great reminder to us, center point church, as we encouraged to look beyond our schools and building that we meet in and live out our worship daily. We are grateful for the places we can meet to worship God but don’t look past what God has done for us in our homes and to the places He has set us up and sent us to. God is not done with us after the next service is added or by giving us a bigger building to meet in. He will look at us as faithful once we are living it daily through our life, which is now God’s Holy Temple.
19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. -1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Posted by: Erik Koliser