PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Exodus 25-26
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them.” (Exodus 25:8)
What an amazing experience for this newborn nation of former slaves.
The awesome Creator God, so beyond us in being and majesty, lives with you.
The details for the building are meant to impress awe in their hearts.
Healthy fear, healthy wonder, so that they don’t begin to view God as domesticated.
Because of Jesus, God lives in us too, so that we are God’s temples (1 Corinthians 3:16).
Through the Spirit, God and Jesus dwell in our hearts in loving fellowship (John 14:23).
We are the temples and the priests of the great, awesome, holy God!
This isn’t meant to frighten us, to make us cower in fear or grovel in servitude.
Yet we should always remember what an awesome thing it is to live in fellowship with God.
Have we lost our awe and wonder at God, have we domesticated Jesus to ‘our buddy Jesus’?
Through Jesus God is in us to transform us, to restore us as holy, happy children!
We must be respectful partners in this process, eager to honor the One that lives in us!
This ought to make us careful how we live, how we act and speak in the presence of God.
“Work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you.” (Philippians 2:12-13)
Lord, that you and God should dwell in me is more awesome than I appreciate. Inspire me with holy love, that I may be a worthy temple for you!