The scripture for today, September 3 (9/3), is 1st Kings 9:3 as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:
“The Lord said to him, ‘I have heard the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting my Name there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.’ “
The New Testament builds spiritual concepts on the basic material patterns of the Old Testament. For example, “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?” (1st Corinthians 3:16). This is the temple God wants now, not the old material temple of the Old Testament.
Just as there was just one material temple of God in the Old Testament, God looks upon each Christian individually as though you are the only temple. He is with you constantly and hears your every word, your every song, your every prayer.
Is your heart troubled today? Is your heart joyful today? Are you at peace with everything around you? Do you see conflicts you do not know how to solve?
God’s eyes and heart are with you. God sees and watches out for you in everything you do. He knows your cares, your heart’s desires, your joys, your worries. God’s eyes and heart are forever with you. Why? God is living in you, for you are God’s temple!
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