Building People (Day 215)

Today’s Readings

Proverbs 19:3-12

1 Corinthians 1:1-17

1 Chronicles 16: 37-18

King David had plans to build God a temple but God said to him, “…did I ever say to any of their leaders whom I commanded to shepherd my people, ‘ Why have you not built me a house of cedar?’ According to Scripture God has no desire to live in a building created by human hands. Indeed the New Testament reinforces this idea in  Acts 7:48

“…the Most High does not live in houses made by human hands. As the prophet says:

The prophet Isaiah reaffirmed this in the book of Isaiah Chapter 66:1-2

“Heaven is my throne,

    and the earth is my footstool.

Where is the house you will build for me?

    Where will my resting place be?

Has not my hand made all these things,

    and so they came into being?”

declares the Lord.

“These are the ones I look on with favor:

    those who are humble and contrite in spirit,

    and who tremble at my word.

Paul also reaffirms this by saying,

“ you are God’s field, God’s building.” (1 Corinthians 3:9)

So, if this is true that God doesn’t live in a building, but in believers, then how much time are we taking to build people to become solid mature believers? 

This is why Mic Solo Studios exist. That’s why we do Word in 3D every morning, it is to build our knowledge of God so that we will have a firm foundation on what we believe, and be able to hold each other up in the wisdom and knowledge of God when the storms of life hit.  

One Last Thing…

Do you think it’s just by coincidence that COVID is driving people outside the four walls of the church? Do you realize that God controls nature and authority? Do you realize that the heart of all authority is in the hands of God and he channels it towards those who please him? ( Proverbs 21:1)

So sorry if I’m not excited about another big church event that’s happening inside the church.

“I hate, I despise your religious festivals; your assemblies are a stench to me. – Amos 5:21

If you read Amos 5:21-26 you’ll see that God hates these religious celebrations because they are built around idols and righteousness, and justice is neglected.

Isaiah 58  outlines what God really wants, and what brings about real blessings.

“If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,

I’m not here to point fingers but to point people to Jesus and spend my time doing the Lord’s work. Amen.


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