Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

God’s Temple.

Acts 7:44-46,48-50 NLT

“Our ancestors carried the Tabernacle with them through the wilderness. It was constructed according to the plan God had shown to Moses. Years later, when Joshua led our ancestors in battle against the nations that God drove out of this land, the Tabernacle was taken with them into their new territory. And it stayed there until the time of King David. “David found favor with God and asked for the privilege of building a permanent Temple for the God of Jacob. However, the Most High doesn’t live in temples made by human hands. As the prophet says, ‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Could you build me a temple as good as that?’ asks the LORD. ‘Could you build me such a resting place? Didn’t my hands make both heaven and earth?’

Reflection . . .

Heaven is God’s throne. Over the centuries attempts to build an adequate earthly Temple for the Lord have been made, but nothing human made is or will ever be good enough for the Lord. He is Spirit and He made everything.

It’s amazing to wonder and be astonished at the greatness and power of God. All creation is His, yet He cares enough for us to invite us into relationship with Himself.

Read the words of the prophet Isaiah’s vision of the Lord in His holy place:

It was in the year King Uzziah died that I saw the Lord. He was sitting on a lofty throne, and the train of his robe filled the Temple. Attending him were mighty seraphim, each having six wings. With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. They were calling out to each other, “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of Heaven’s Armies! The whole earth is filled with his glory!” Their voices shook the Temple to its foundations, and the entire building was filled with smoke. Then I said, “It’s all over! I am doomed, for I am a sinful man. I have filthy lips, and I live among a people with filthy lips. Yet I have seen the King, the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.”

Isaiah 6:1-5 NLT

Heaven is God’s throne, and yet He chose to dwell in our hearts making us His temple, His dwelling place through Jesus Christ. We’ll never be able to comprehend the magnitude of that truth, yet we are able to experience it as His children. It is a humbling yet magnificent thing! It ought to encourage us and motivate us to sing His praise, and tell of His wonders!