Like most of us, King David lived a life full of sorrow and joy, triumph and regret. One of his regrets was his failure to build the house of the Lord, the Holy Temple. God refused to allow David to build it because David had too much blood on his hands.
Still David prepared for its construction by gathering the building materials, and turning over the materials and plans to his son (1 Chronicles 22), Solomon, who, in fact, constructed the most splendid temple ever conceived. It took seven years to build. Solomon employed seventy thousand men to bear the burden of construction. He hired eighty thousand men to quarry the stone. He sanctioned 3600 foremen. It was a wonderous achievement.
As glorious as the temple was, it is not what Solomon is remembered for today. Solomon is best remembered for his wisdom.
In Psalm 127, Solomon tells us,
Unless the Lord builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
You and I are just as wondrous as Solomon’s temple if we are truly children of God. In 1 Corinthians 6:19, Apostle Paul tells us that we- Christians – are God’s temple.
We can take care of our bodies, and should, but the construction of the entire temple (our lives) must be turned over to God.
God has gathered the materials to make you into His temple. He has lined up the workers. He spares no expense. He has drawn up the plans. He is the builder. He is the foreman, and the head craftsman. Allow Him to construct your life.
Do not be afraid, for He has taken much trouble to prepare a house for the Lord… The house is you.
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