I love the Scripture. It is understandable. It is relatable. It is undeniable. It is reliable.
It is written for us, right where we live, if we will take the time to read it and study it. These verses today speak of King David. He was a warrior, leader, worshiper, songwriter, shepherd, king. He wore many titles. But I believe the one I love the most is that he was a man after God’s own heart.
He loved God. He lived in God’s presence. His longing was to build a Temple for God to dwell in here on earth. This was his great desire. As we look at these verses today, we are allowed entrance into the prayer of David. He emphatically states his determination to complete this task.
“Lord, remember David and all his self-denial. He swore an oath to the Lord, he made a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob: ‘I will not enter my house or go to my bed, I will allow no sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids, till I find a place for the Lord, a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.’ We heard it in Ephrathah, we came upon it in the fields of Jaar: ‘Let us go to his dwelling place, let us worship at his footstool, saying, “Arise, Lord, and come to your resting place, you and the ark of your might. May your priests be clothed with your righteousness; may your faithful people sing for joy.”’ For the sake of your servant David, do not reject your anointed one.” Psalm 132:1-10
Lord, David wanted to build a Temple for You. Today we know that the Temple You want to inhabit is us. Please come into our lives and dwell in us.