Genesis 1:1-2; I Chronicles 29:11; Job 41:11; Psalm 50:12; Isaiah 66:1-2; Colossians 2:10
Thus says the Lord: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me?”
David desired to build God a house or temple. He wanted to provide God with a place to dwell because there was no house or temple then. What David didn’t understand is that God is complete in Himself. He did not need David to provide Him with anything. God is completely in charge of everything. Everything that we have, He has given to us. There really is nothing that we could give God that wouldn’t mean we were using things that He had provided to us. He is completely satisfied in Himself and has no need for anything.
God Is Satisfied – God Gives A Substitute
God is holy and just. Everything He does is right and good. In His holiness and justice, He must punish injustice. His righteous wrath (anger against sin) must be satisfied. Sin and rebellion cannot be ignored or looked over. It must be dealt with, and we as guilty sinners deserve God’s wrath to be poured out on us. Thankfully, God, in His mercy, chose to forgive us. The only way He could do this was by punishing Jesus in our place. He sent His Son to be a substitute for our sin in order to rescue us. Jesus bore the punishment that we deserve.
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