1 Kings 6:20 Covered With Purity

The inner sanctuary was twenty cubits long, twenty wide, and twenty high. He overlaid the inside with pure gold, and he also overlaid the altar of cedar. 1 Kings 6:20

Inside of some famous places throughout the world, the builders choose to have the best materials. The desire is to look ornate, fancy and perfect with no limits on the cost spared.

Some of these places appear to be completely covered in gold and can often be found in homes of national leaders or in the capitals of nations. This shows high value, regardless of the character of the owner.

Solomon had the temple built. In the inner sanctuary he had it overlaid with pure gold.

Very few people can afford to have their homes overlaid with gold. For most people, if they have any gold, it is very little and often found in some jewelry. Often people use a fake gold to make something looker of greater value.

Every person has made a choice to sin at some point in his life. All sin brings about darkness and corruption in their hearts, minds and bodies. To make themselves look better, many people try to do good things, putting on fake gold.

Instead of using fake idols and false righteousness, true believers repent of their sins and take on the pure righteousness of Jesus. They become the temple of God, ordained with the pure gold of righteousness and holiness from Jesus on the inside of their lives.

Their corrupt hearts are cleansed from the dirt of sin and made pure and shiny before God and man. Hearts will reflect the purity of God, rather than the corrupt and dirty sin of the world. This is a work of God upon their hearts and lives, not of their own personal doing.

The moment you chose to believe in Jesus, He made you pure and holy. You have become the temple of God for Him to dwell in. Just as Solomon overlaid the inner sanctuary with pure gold, God has overlaid your heart and life, the inner sanctuary, with His pure holiness and righteousness.

Do not allow yourself to be covered with the sin of this world, but seek to be pure gold before God, holy and righteous. All the glitter and glamour of this world will fade away.

Be changed and transformed into a new creation, covered in God’s gold.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that God will purify you from all sin; that you will be filled with God’s holiness and righteousness; and that you will shine God’s purity for all the world to see.

2 Samuel 7:18 Who Am I?

Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and he said: “Who am I, Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?” 2 Samuel 7:18

All around the world, from the youngest child to the oldest adult, people are often questioning who they are. People desire to know their purpose in this world and seek to find in it many different ways and different things.

Others believe that they know who they are, and that the world owes them everything. The things they get are expected, along with more.

God had just told David that He would establish his throne forever. David then asks who he was that God would bring him as far as he had already come.

When a person gets a glimpse of how vast the universe is and how small he is in the universe, he can begin to wonder who he is. Then he adds in the factor that God made that universe and is much greater, yet takes time to help him out, it can make a wonder even more who he is and why God even pays any attention to him.

The world feels that one can make his own destiny and purpose in this world. The individual is in complete control of everything in his life to make it or break it. It is all about self.

Believers realize that it is all about God and what He can and does do. Seeing God’s hand at work in one’s life will open his eyes to the reality of God’s amazing love and grace in his life, because he realizes that in and of himself, he is nothing in view of the universe and God.

True believers will turn that glory back to God, knowing it was God who did it all, not himself. There may be times you wonder who you are that God loves you and cares for you. It is not about you, but about His great and perfect, eternal love for you.

You have been brought as far as you are today because of His love for you. God put you in the place you are in to be His witness and do a work here on this earth.

Do not be arrogant in and of yourself, but give God all the glory and praise for what He is doing and has done in your life.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know God’s love for you; that you will see God’s hand at work in your life; that you will realize what God has done in and through you; and that you will give God praise for what He has done for you.