When Solomon set out to build a temple for the Lord, he realized that he was undertaking an enormous task. After all, he realized that he worshipped the greatest God, so how could he possibly build a temple for One who cannot even be contained by the highest heaven?
The truth is that he couldn’t. Solomon built an amazing temple, but God did not confine Himself to the boundaries of the walls. And now that the temple’s gone? Well He has a new temple now – the human heart. When I was starting my freshman year in college, we were all required to read a little pamphlet called, “My Heart, Christ’s Home.” In it, the author explains how, when we give our lives to Christ, He dwells in our hearts. The question now is, are we creating an environment in our hearts where Christ wants to dwell? Are we seeking the Fruits of the Spirit from Galatians, or are we filling our hearts with filth?
We need to carefully consider the dwelling place we create for God. After all, He is the Most High God. In the same way that Solomon sought to create an amazing place for Him, we need to seek to do that same.