Daily Bible Step
A unique study and application of God’s Word taking a thematic selection from the Psalms, Historical books, the Gospels and the Epistles for your daily quiet time.
God does not remain distant in his majesty. He comes close and puts his majesty within us. Read this Daily Bible Step for more. Keep Reading...
O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet: all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Worship: Praise the majestic God who rules above the heavens. Praise the majestic God who partners with us and allows us to rule alongside him.
1 Kings 8:27-29
“But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I [Solomon] have built! Yet give attention to your servant’s prayer and his plea for mercy, O Lord my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day. May your eyes be open toward this temple night and day, this place of which you said, ‘My Name shall be there,’ so that you will hear the prayer your servant prays toward this place.
Remember: God cannot be contained within this universe, yet he decides to presence himself within structures we have prepared for him (temple).
Then the Jews demanded of him [Jesus], “What miraculous sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?”
Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.”
The Jews replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” But the temple he had spoken of was his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the Scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.
Believe: The majesty of God is housed in Jesus. He is the tangible revelation of God’s glory.
1 Corinthians 3:16-17
Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple.
Surrender: God chooses to put his majestic presence within us, the church. We are his temple. How do you care for his temple?