If God were to dwell among men today, where would He live? What would be a suitable place for the King of kings and Lord of lords to live in?
Israel’s kings David and Solomon built a magnificent temple of fine wood, marble, gold and silver in Jerusalem. By today’s standard, just the gold and silver used in the temple in Jerusalem would be valued at about $216 billion dollars! (here)
We often think of Solomon’s temple as the house where God would dwell, but notice what Solomon said at the dedication of that incredible place: But will God indeed dwell with men on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You; how much less this temple which I have built! (2 Chronicles 6:18).
The temple wasn’t a place for God to dwell, but a house, that My name might be there (2 Chronicles 6:5). His dwelling place was Heaven (2 Chronicles 6:39; Acts 7:48).
God has done something different today in this Age of Grace, the dispensation of the Church. God doesn’t live in an ivory palace, a Beverly Hills mansion, or the Taj Mahal: He dwells within the hearts of His redeemed Church.
Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16). And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be My people.” (2 Corinthians 6:16).
You, through the new birth, are a palace fit for the King.