WOW, IT’S ACTUALLY PRETTY COOL TO SEE YOURSELF MENTIONED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT!
Back in January, I began another through the Bible in a year plan, this time in the New Living Translation.
It’s a joy to see the scriptures I am familiar with in a different wording, and I am really enjoying this trek.
But, some books are just hard. Numbers, some of Leviticus, and, now, First Chronicles. So many names. Too many vowels. Sometimes I just have to plod through.
Today, though, I got to the part where king David was so appreciative of all the things God had done, that he was struck in his heart that God had to dwell in a tent, while David lived in a massive palace. So, he was going to build God a magnificent temple.
But God stopped him, told him it wasn’t his to do.
Then, God told him this, “For when you die and join your ancestors, I will raise up one of your descendants, one of your sons, and I will make his kingdom strong. He is the one who will build a house—a temple—for me. And I will secure his throne forever. I will be his father, and he will be my son. I will never take my favor from him as I took it from the one who ruled before you. I will confirm him as king over my house and my kingdom for all time, and his throne will be secure forever.”
1 Chronicles 17:11-14 NLT
Did you see me? I was there. I am that temple.
“Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself,”
1 Corinthians 6:19 NLT
I wonder, are you mentioned in this verse as well?