David said, “The one thing I ask of the Lord—the thing I seek most—is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in his Temple” (Psa 27:4, NLT).
David wanted to take up residence in God’s temple, but God grants a greater blessing: “Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit” (Eph 2:19-22, NIV). We are God’s temple; he dwells in us.
This truth abolishes any vestige of scantuarism, which is the idea that God is present in the building and we come together to meet him. God is omnipresent, but David knew this: “Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!” (Psa 139:7-8). What David wanted was an intimate fellowship with God.
We have it: “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him” (John 14:23).
Can we say, “Jesus, make yourself at home in my life”?
Shared by Jery Bailey
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