In 1 Chronicles 28:9-10 David says, "As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever. Consider now, for the LORD has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary; be strong, and do it."
Did God need a “house” to dwell in? Solomon himself would say in 2 Chronicles 2:6, “heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain Him.” The LORD instituted the building of the Temple so the people could honor Him in the building of it and use the Temple as a means to continue to worship and honor Him. The foundational aspect to honoring Him would be to do things the way God prescribed them to be done. David told Solomon that he needed to “know the God of your fathers.” We need to know more than just rules; we need to know His heart.
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan