Saturday after Christmas

Psalm 147:12-20, 1 Chronicles 28:1-10, 1 Corinthians 3:10-17

“[God] has not this for every ; they do not know his judgments…”
Psalm 147:20

“Realize now that the LORD has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary. Be strong and do it.”
1 Chronicles 28:10

“If anyone destroys God’s , God will destroy him; for God’s is , and that is what you are.”
1 Corinthians 3:10-17

Israel was chosen. From the time of Abraham, its was to bless the world. There was a time when it seemed that all was . Solomon had been chosen as king, and had been chosen to build the Temple. Solomon knew what his tasks and paths were. Yet, he wandered off. Israel, through , ultimately God’s promise to bless the world, but not without many generations failing and paying the price of not following God.

Each of us has been chosen for a task. If we have been blessed (especially with ment), we may know what task God has chosen for us. Otherwise, we could be blessed with people who know us, and are able to guide us onto God’s chosen path. Then there is the most frustrating path of all: doing your best, and not knowing if that is God’s path for you.

does provide some guidance for us, if we are able to accept it. Our path is to be God’s here on earth. All of us. “Wait,” you may say, “how can I be a ?” Let God build the inside of you. “Wait,” you may say, “what am I supposed to do?” That’s the rub, isn’t it. Do? Let God build the inside of you. Do? Let God build the inside of you, while the world attempts to destroy it from the outside-in.

Do? Be strong.

1) Why do we often feel inadequate unless we are “doing”?

2) In of God building the inside of you, how do you now hear, “be still and know that I am God”?

3) In what new way can you be strong to allow the building of God’s inside of you?

KD) If God’s inside of you was an ual building, what would it look like?

Pastor Ian

By Pastor Ian

Ian is an ordained Elder in The Church of the Nazarene, and is currently serving as the Online Campus Pastor at Generations Community Church in Marysville, WA, USA.