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 physical house of God that we neglect the spiritual house.

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 receive God’s answer.

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 leadership positions, how do we graciously build up next generation leaders so that they might build for God?

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 earth. (1 Chronicles 22:8)

There are times when we might not lead or build; but, our faithful desire can still be acknowledged by God.

 

God’s Wondrous Deeds for all People

Sunday, December 8           SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

God’s Wondrous Deeds for all People

1 Chronicles 16:8-13, 19-27 NRSV

O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples. (1 Chronicles 16:8)

Our testimony to God’s goodness might be just the thing to resuscitate a thankful heart of another.  Speak it, write it, email it, text it, tweet it—just share it!

Pray for the CONN-M-SWAWO Plus PK’s Retreat, December 6-8, 2019 in Little Rock, AR.

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