1 Chronicles 17:12-14 NKJV
“He shall build Me a house, and I will establish his throne forever. I will be his Father, and he shall be My son; and I will not take My mercy away from him, as I took it from him who was before you. And I will establish him in My house and in My kingdom forever; and his throne shall be established forever.”
-Before the building of the temple, altars were designed, some to worship our Holy God and others for pagan gods. Genesis 12:8 reveals how Abram moved to the mountain East of Bethel and built an altar to call on the name of the Lord. At Bethel, Jacob also built an altar to worship God (Genesis 35:1). During the time of Moses, he oversaw the construction of a tabernacle where the Israelites offered sacrifices to God and experienced His presence (Exodus 36-40). In the fourth year of king Solomon’s rule, he began the construction of the Jerusalem temple which took seven years. He employed the finest workmanship and best building materials including gold to bring out a unique impeccable excellence guided by God. Our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit and we are not our own since we were purchased by the blood of the Lamb (1 Corinthians 6:19-21). We are living stones and built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ (1 Peter 2:5). We are vessels of honor created by God for every good work (2 Timothy 2:21). As we do this we inherit the Davidic covenant as children of God and we shall dwell in His house forever and ever Amen.
May You transform us dear Lord Jesus to be more like You, to see like You, to talk like You, because You are our Holy God and You have called us to be Holy. Lord Jesus Your nature is love, may help us to love like You do. May You make us to be vessels of honor, made of You Lord for You so that we can effectively represent You, for the glory and honor of Your name. May You deliver us from all the plans of the evil one and make every path straight. We cast all our cares and burdens unto You Lord Jesus for You care for us. May You release all our pending payments from all those who owe us, we humble ask You. May You bless the work of our hands and make us fruitful. May You teach to give our time and resources for the prosperity of Your kingdom. We pray this believing and trusting in Jesus mighty name. Amen
Further reading: 1 Kings 6:1-38