A Heart to Dwell In

Thus says the Lord, “Heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest? For all those things My hand has made, and all those things exist,” Says the Lord. “But on this one will I look: ‘On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at My word.’ (Isaiah 66:1-2)

God is not looking for a temple of stone to dwell in, since as Creator of all things, the whole universe is His dwelling place. Stephen pointed to this passage before the Sanhedrin to point out their error in limiting God to a temple made with hands (Acts 7:49-50). On the contrary, God is looking for a heart to dwell in, a heart that is tender and broken, not one concerned with the externalities of religion. God is looking to dwell in the heart of a person who hears His word with great reverence and care. And who responds with humility and brokeness. David, wrote about this in the psalms: “The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit” (Psalm 34:18).

We must have this kind of dependency on God to save us from the coming judgment to this world, our families need to see what true humbled Christianty looks like. It begins when we have a humble reverence for God and His written word to us.

May the Lord bless your walk today!


Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

One thought on “A Heart to Dwell In”

  1. Great word Ron thank you. I just read on rapture ready that some permits are being pulled to build a structure on the temple mount. Great reminder that God dwells in the hearts of his people not structures made by human hands.

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