1 Kings 6
Such a simple, straightforward message from God in today’s chapter: He wants to be with you. Period. In fact, the whole purpose of building a temple for the Lord was so that He could personally dwell amongst His people. It has always been the cry of His heart to be close to us: "The word of the Lord came to Solomon: 'As for this temple you are building, if you follow my decrees, observe my laws and keep all my commands and obey them, I will fulfill through you the promise I gave to David your father. And I will live among the Israelites and will not abandon my people Israel.'" (vs 11-13)
If God’s people choose to abandon Him, He will eventually give up on them. But this is against His very nature. God loves us and wants to be with us. Solomon may have built God an elaborate temple building, but as Christians, we have the opportunity to personally be the very temple of God (1 Cor 6:19). He wants to get even closer to us than just living in the place next door. He wants us to be one with Him in spirit, just as Jesus Christ was one with the Father.
Today, this very moment, we can fling the door wide open and invite Him to come into the temple of our hearts. He is eager for the invitation, for He longs to be with us!