Re:Verse passage – 2 Chronicles 2:1-12 (day five)
“Behold, I am about to build a house for the name of the LORD my God, The house which I am about to build will be great, for greater is our God than all the gods.”
In Solomon’s mind the temple would reflect and remind the Israelites of the character and nature of God. Not a small task at all. I wonder if Solomon wanted them to look up or be awestruck when they entered or even just passed by the temple.
I think we often overlook opportunities to reflect God’s character and nature as “living temples”. 1 Corinthians 3:16- Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
The way we love, serve, forgive, and even work can point and remind others of the greatness and glory of the Living God.
We see in Chronicles the preparation and planning required for so a great a task. We should also plan and prepare daily (scripture, prayer, repentance) for others to encounter God’s presence in us and through us. May we reflect an accurate picture and expression of God’s glory each and every day.