GOD'S WAY OF REJUVENATING PEOPLE
TO RENOVATE HIS HOUSE
II CHRONICLES 7:14
JESUS CHRIST walked past the arcades designated for
merchandising into the temple area of His day. Observing the way
the use of the resplendent temple had been prostituted He went
into action. He cleansed the temple. "Then He taught, saying to
them, 'Is it not written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer
for all nations'? But you have made it a 'den of thieves.'" (Mark
Did you catch that? He said, "My house..."
God had granted to Solomon the right to build the temple on
the mountain where Abraham had evidenced a willingness to
sacrifice His only son Isaac. It was called "the house of God."
Worshippers of every generation have delighted to provide a
special place of worship they have called "the house of God." It
belongs to Him. The very building in which we worship has been
designated and dedicated to the Lord. This is His house. We who
use it have been granted the stewardship of its maintenance. As
He entrusted Solomon with the privilege of building His house so
He has granted to this present membership the opportunity to
renovate this unit, His house.
Before the time of Christ the temple built by Solomon had to
be renovated several times. This was often necessary after being
devastated by military combat. Hezekiah, Joash, Zerubbable, and
even Herod the Great renovated and\or rebuilt it. They were
faithful. May our Lord find us likewise faithful.
Recently I stood on the mountain in Jerusalem where
Solomon's magnificent temple once stood. It must have been
resplendent. Some of the base stones of the outer wall are still in
place weighing more than 370 tons. That is larger than any heavy
earth moving equipment of today can move. The construction of
such a facility required much effort and dedication.
God's people have always been accountable for providing a
special place in w ...
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