每日诗歌: 這裡有神的同在（ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l1N5JeBEqI&ab_channel=AndrewVlogs ）
( https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2chronicles+7&version=CUVS )
历代志下 7:3 那火降下、耶和华的荣光在殿上的时候， 以色列 众人看见，就在铺石地俯伏叩拜，称谢耶和华 说 ： 耶和华本为善， 他的慈爱永远长存！
大卫王曾经在诗篇27：4中写道：” 有一件事，我曾求耶和华，我仍要寻求，就是一生一世住在耶和华的殿中，瞻仰他的荣美，在他的殿里求问。” 实际上，大卫写这诗篇的时候，还没有圣殿，只有会幕。对大卫来说，他一生中唯一要从神那里得到的就是与神在一起，寻找他，并且凝视上帝在圣所中的荣美。最后，在历代志下第7章中，所罗门终于完成了神的圣殿。所罗门呼吁主用圣洁的荣耀充满圣殿。上帝回应了他们的祈祷，使他的荣耀充满了圣殿。我认为这真是太奇妙了，宇宙之神愿意降临到他创造的地球上，并将他的同在和他的名字放在在人手建造的圣殿中。没有神的同在，圣殿将是另一个空荡荡的建筑。可能会是一栋美丽的建筑，但没有上帝，它将没有任何意义或目的。只有神的降临才会让圣殿变得圣洁。
我们也同样被称为神的圣殿。哥林多前书6:19说 “岂不知你们的身子就是圣灵的殿吗？这圣灵是从神而来，住在你们里头的。并且你们不是自己的人” 同样，神的灵从满我们的生命，赐给我们目标和意义。他使我们成为圣洁。没有他，我们将成为一个空壳。没有目的，没有意义，没有方向。反而有了神， 就有神的保护，有他为我们的生活指明的方向，并有他与我们同行直到永远。的确，我们必须敬称谢耶和华说， “耶和华本为善，他的慈爱永远长存！”
2 Chronicles 7-8
2 Chronicles 7:3 When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the Lord above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the Lord , saying, “He is good; his love endures forever.”
If the temple does not have God’s presence, what is it?
King David once wrote in Psalm 27:4 saying “One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.” Actually at the time that this Psalm was written, there was no temple, only the tabernacle. To David, the only thing he wanted in his life from God was to be with him, to seek Him, to gaze upon God’s beauty in God’s holy house. Finally, in 2 Chronicles 7, God’s holy house is completed by Solomon. In 2 Ch. 6, Solomon calls upon the Lord to fill the temple with His glorious holy presence. God answers their prayer and fills the temple with His glory. I think it is so amazing that the God of the Universe would be willing to come down onto the earth he created and place his presence and His Name into a temple made by man. Without God’s presence, the temple would just be another empty building. It would be a beautiful building, but without God, it would have no meaning or purpose. His presence made the temple holy.
We are also called to be the temple of God. 1 Corinthians 6:19 says that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit. In the same way, God’s Spirit gives us purpose and meaning. He is what makes us holy. Without Him, we would be an empty shell of ourselves. Without purpose, without meaning, without direction. God protects us, gives us a direction for our lives, and walks with us to eternity. Truly, we must worship Him, saying “He is good; his love endures forever.”
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for choosing me, an empty jar of clay to fill with your presence，glory and holiness. Again and again I am grateful for the love and mercy you show us. Let me walk in your direction, stand under your protection, and stay close to your side. Amen!