Theme: BUILDING ON THE FOUNDATION
Text: “And the house which I build is great: for great is our God above all gods. But who is able to build him an house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who am I then, that I should build him an house, save only to burn sacrifice before him?” – 2 Chronicles 2:5, 6.
Comment: Solomon the King while embarking on the work of building the temple acknowledged that no one can build a house for God Almighty to dwell in, except a place for His people to gather and worship Him. The Bible shows that the temple of God in the Christian era, or the prophetic house of God, consists not of material things but would be made up of Jesus Christ (the foundation) and his body members, the 144,000 chosen and anointed Christians, who form the “spiritual house” or “temple” of God which is now built and set up in Mount Zion in heaven, the capital of God’s Kingdom. (Isaiah 66:1,2; 1 Corinthians 3:9,16,17; Hebrews 3:6) God’s visible organisation on earth is made up of the Churches set up by Him through the saints, whose mark is the truth, the word of God preached without adulteration.
People of goodwill should therefore serve the Lord with zeal and understanding, as the door is still open for people to enter and work for their salvation by His grace. The Bible says: “Thus saith the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities: And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts: I will go also. Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.” – Zechariah 8:20-22.