This verse has to be one of my favorites in the entire Bible. I love the fact that David makes no apologies about the kind of house that must be built for the Lord. It was to “be of great magnificence and fame and splendor,” one that exceeded every expectation.
I believe that is exactly how we should see the church of Jesus Christ today. Our lives should make people stop and wonder, “How is this possible?”
If the same Spirit that raised Jesus Christ from the dead lives on the inside of you and me, how could we live lives that are any less? Our God lives in us!
We are the temple of the Holy Spirit, and we should not shrink back from all that God has called us to do. We all carry the Spirit of God Himself within us, and there is nothing ordinary about that. It is magnificent.
The world would love to keep the church small, but God has called His bride to be great. Let’s not be afraid of loving God’s house, serving there and building exceedingly magnificent lives that bring glory to the One who lives within us. The more we allow the fruit of the Spirit to be developed in our lives, the more like Him we become and the more splendid our lives become.
Believe for big things, dream extravagantly, expect God to do great things, and let’s make His name famous across the earth.