READING THE BOOK OF Second Chronicles CHAPTER Two.
But who is able to build a temple for him, since the heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain him? Who then am I to build a temple for him, except as a place to burn sacrifices before him? (2 Chronicles 2:6 NIV).
What dive attribute amazes you and leads you to worship God in the beauty of His holiness.
Solomon recognizes that God is the owner of the whole universe, therefore, a temple more splendid it is, more exquisite ornaments have expensive metal or precious stones to decorate the place, is enough for God to dwell there. However, when God told Moses: “I make a sanctuary that I may dwell among them” (Exodus 25:8) was what motivated David and Solomon to build an exclusive place of prayer. The palpable presence of God in the temple, was what made Solomon feel insignificant in this great privilege.
God told Elijah to go to the cave where he had spent the night to see his presence. The prophet was not impressed by the wind tore the mountains. Not scared by the big earthquake or fire that preceded the presence of God. But when he heard the still small voice (1 Kings 19: 11-13), is covered with a mantle rostochiensis in reverence. In the quiet hiss of silence and peace, Elijah could worship the God who is powerful though, delights to manifest their children.
- The prophet Isaiah was going through a crisis and wondered disheartened Should renounce his mission and leave Judah in their idolatry? Had to rule the earth the gods of Nineveh, in defiance of the King of heaven? (PR 228), and went to the temple to meet God. Being in worship was privileged to see the glory of God (Isa 6:1-5), immediately compared the holiness of God with their sinfulness, and concluded that he should die instantly. God wants us to share in his holiness that says: “See, this has touched your lips, your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”
God of love. As you contemplate and see your divine attributes fear overwhelms us and we feel unworthy of worship. We ask that you put coal to forgive and that in the stillness of the still small worship you, by Jesus, amen.
By Dr. Franz Rios, Translated and adapted by Pablo J. Rios.