Applications from 1 Kings
The Story: 1 Kings 6:8-38
Last time we saw the exterior of the Temple and all of its details. Now we see the finishing of the interior of the Temple and all the details that make this up.
God Dwells Among People, Not In A Building, 1 Kings 6:8-13
Solomon is building this great Temple (house) for God. As the work is being completed God speaks to Solomon to remind him that He dwells among people not in a building.
It is as if God says, “Concerning the house…thanks, but don’t forget.” God wants the people to walk right, do right, and keep right more than he desires a this place Solomon is building. He is reminding Solomon that the new temple is not his religion, his spirituality, or his faith. God says, “I will dwell among you,” as if to remind them that is their religion.
The church building is special, but it doesn’t hold God.
The same holds true today. God dwells with believers in the person of the Holy Spirit. The church building is special, but it doesn’t hold God. He dwells with us who keep to His Word.
Pastor Chanc Strickland
HARPETH BAPTIST CHURCH
1011 Butterworth Road
Kingston Springs, TN 37082