David: the house of God

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Reading: 2 Samuel 7:1-11:27

Focus: 2 Samuel 7:5-7

Have you ever been in the position where you live in a nice house, yet someone close and dear to you struggles to find a home? Wandering from place to place, never knowing when they can settle down. Ideally, one would think that family and friends would rally around those who struggle and help them find a place to call home, to open up their doors and provide a bed for those in need.

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Deuteronomy: they say home is where the heart is…

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Reading: Deuteronomy 12:1-15:22

Focus: Deuteronomy 12:1-7

…and God’s heart is in us. For Jesus said, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.” (John 14:23) And Paul reminds us that “you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you.” (1 Corinthians 3:16) If such is the case that we are God’s temple—that is, His dwelling place—then should we then be careful of what we fill our hearts, God’s temple—the place where His Spirit dwells, with?

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Exodus: God’s home…

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Reading: Exodus 25:1-27:21

Focus: Exodus 25:1-27:21

Throughout our world are amazing pieces of architecture which we admire (or not, click here) and boast of human creativity and achievement. The talent which God has given to those people is mind-blowing. The future is, really, only limited by one’s imagination. Neither has this only been something of the modern period, but something which has been since the beginning of human civilisation. One only needs to think about the seven wonders of the ancient world: the pyramids, Babylon’s hanging gardens, the great lighthouse of Alexandria, just to name a few.
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