Monday, October 13, 2008

Hebrews 3:4

“For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.” (NASB)


“For every house (oikos: house, household, home , abode, habitation, dwelling place) is built (kataskeuazo: prepare, build, make, constructed, erected) by someone, but the builder of all things (pas: every, whosoever, everyone, whole, every thing) is God.”


For every habitation is constructed by someone, but the builder of absolutely every thing and every one is God.


Are you building God a house? Last night, a new friend spoke of an experience she had many years ago. She and her family had relocated and things had not gone as they had planned – times were really tough. In the midst of her literally crying out to God asking, “Why are You doing this?” He responded with a question of His own. “Have you built Me a house?” (summarized) You see, God is looking for a place to dwell. His eyes go about over the earth looking for those who desire intimacy with Him. He’s not interested in fancy church buildings made of wood and stubble – He longs for a people to be His residence. Will you build Him a house? Will you be the temple where He can reside both day and night?

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