Monday, January 9, 2023

Daily Devotion: In A Box

Bible Reading: I Kings 8:22-30 

Key Verse: Verse 27 – “But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?”

Key Words: behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee

Solomon had the temple built as a dwelling place for God; but even Solomon knew that as glorious and great as the temple was, it could not contain God.

I marvel at how people attempt to box God into their little world. We attempt to confine God to heaven or even into a church building, but God is omnipresent. You cannot confine God.

I recently read about the mother who had enrolled her daughter into the K-5 program of a nearby school. Occasionally, the principal of the school would speak to the students by means of the intercom system. The children were always intrigued when his voice came out of the little box (the speaker) hanging on the wall.

After a few days, the mother asked her daughter if she had made any new friends. “Oh, yes,” she answered, “and I like all the teachers but one.”

And who is that?” asked the mother. “Oh, I don’t know his name, but he lives in a little box on the wall.”

We smile at her answer, but that is what many people do with God. They fence him in. They visualize God as being far away or as someone who doesn’t know them or care about them, rather than being an omnipresent God Who loves them and watches over them. So I close with Solomon’s words, “…behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee.”

What to do:
✞ Understand God knows you. He knows all your cares, concerns, and, yes, even your secret sins and lifestyle.
✞ Live for God.
✞ Know that He will never leave you nor forsake you.

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