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OUR GOD IS TOO BIG

2 Chronicles 2:6 “‘But who is able to build a house for Him, for the heavens and the highest heavens cannot contain Him? So who am I, that I should build a house for Him, except to burn incense before Him?’”

RECOGNIZE HIS “BIGNESS”

Solomon, at the very beginning of his reign as king, recognized just how big his God was.  He had been instructed by his father David to build a temple for worship.  Solomon knew the “house” he was going to build could not contain God.  It would simply be a place to which the people could come to burn incense and offer sacrifices to their God.

If only Solomon had remembered that all his life.  We know how he strayed to other gods and was wooed away to worship them by some of his concubines and wives.  He seemed to forget just how big his God was.  I wonder what he thought of the temple in those latter years when his heart strayed.

TEACHING MOMENT

 When you take your little Johnny or Susie to church on Sunday, ask them if they know why they go.  As you drive past other churches on the way, ask them why people go there.  Ask them who they are going to worship.  And then ask them how God can be in all those churches at the same time.  Their answers may surprise you.

Children need to understand that God is not bound to a building today.  He loves to see us worship Him in our church. That is important, but He doesn’t live there.  The church is NOT God’s house, as so many people call it.  We are!  As believers, He dwells within us through His Holy Spirit.  So, wherever we go becomes His dwelling place.

Now keep that in mind the next time you are tempted to visit some place you shouldn’t go.  Keep that in mind the next time you treat your body as your own.  Our God is too big to live in us, but He chooses to because of our faith in His Son. Don’t forget that.

I am Your temple here on earth, Father.  I know that.  Remind me to treat my body that way.  I am thankful You dwell within me.

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