Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


May 10, 2011

When we go to our church buildings, many of us say and think things like: "This is God's house."  It's understandable, but...

"My father David had it in his heart to build a temple for the Name of the Lord, the God of Israel.  But the Lord God said to my father David, 'You did well to have it in your heart to build a temple for my Name'."
                                                    - 1 Kings 8:17,18 NIV
Solomon looks back on his father's walk with the living God, a temple not of stone, but a place in the heart, in the person, dedicated to God--that's a temple!
Temples, church buildings, probably, these are a practical necessity, however, they are no substitute for the true temple, our very lives.  Our bodies, no, our very lives, Christ's call is that they would be the Temple of the Lord, the place for "the Name of the Lord."
Dale Patterson