Solomon shows a proper appreciation for who God is: greater than all gods. I wonder how our churches would be different if we actually bought into this belief. The problem, as I see it, is that we tend to make God into whatever we want him to be rather than trying to understand him for who he actually is. Solomon understood that God cannot be contained. Solomon grasped that he was, essentially, nothing in relationship to the Almighty. Solomon saw it as a privilege to build a house where offerings could be made to the God of the universe – the One for whom there is no equal. Do you serve the same God? Do you believe He is as big as Solomon believed He was? I believe God would be more honored if we learned to see Him for who He truly is rather than for how we want Him to be. And when we see God for who He truly is, we will not be disappointed by our discovery.
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Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.