God Needs No House

Thursday, December 12 God Needs No House 2 Samuel 7:1-11a NRSV I have not lived in a house since the day I brought up the people of Israel from Egypt to this day, but I have been moving about in a tent and a tabernacle. (2 Samuel 7:6) Let us not focus so much on the...

Ornan’s Land Is Site of Temple

Wednesday, December 11 Ornan’s Land Is Site of Temple 1 Chronicles 21:28 NRSV At that time, when David saw that the Lord had answered him at the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite, he made his sacrifices there. (1 Chronicles 21:28) Praise God where and when you...

Solomon to Build the Temple

Tuesday, December 10 Solomon to Build the Temple 1 Chronicles 28:2-10 NRSV He said to me, ‘It is your son Solomon who shall build my house and my courts, for I have chosen him to be a son to me, and I will be a father to him. (1 Chronicles 28:6) For those of us in...

David Cannot Build the Temple

Monday, December 9 David Cannot Build the Temple 1 Chronicles 22:6-13 NRSV But the word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘You have shed much blood and have waged great wars; you shall not build a house to my name, because you have shed so much blood in my sight on the...