Just A Thought for August 9August 9, 2015
Just A Thought for August 10August 10, 2015
In Psalms 15:1 David asks an Old Covenant question. “LORD, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill?” (NKJV) There were conditions to dwelling in the presence of God (tabernacle). He lists many here in the Psalm. But that was before Christ.
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14 NKJV). God’s replaced His old dwelling place by Jesus. There isn’t a long list of requirements to observe in order to dwell in the presence of God according to the New Covenant.
God Himself came to dwell among men. Through the finished work of Jesus we now have God dwelling in us. There is only one requirement—believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. It is no longer according to a list of do’s and don’ts, but by grace through faith.
We actually have become the tabernacle or temple of God. We don’t have to look to a holy hill or to a tabernacle made with hands. We are the dwelling place of God here on earth.