6/10 2 Chronicles 2:6

6 But who is able to build him a house, since heaven, even highest heaven, cannot contain him? Who am I to build a house for him, except as a place to make offerings before him?

Solomon had the right idea. God is bigger than the universe. He made the universe! So how could you possibly build him a house? And who in the world would be up to the task of building a house for the eternal Creator? Solomon had a clear understanding that God was bigger and more magnificent than any created thing. The best he could hope to accomplish with a structure is a place for the altar and the Ark of the Covenant. It was over the Ark of the Covenant that the Shechinah Glory was seen. It was a ball of light that represented the presence of God and yet God is everywhere throughout time right now.

Solomon built what was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It contained 7,500,000 pounds of gold. The best artisans of the day did the metal and stone work. It was dazzling, and yet it did not do justice. It would take God Himself to build a house that does Him justice. The marvel is that He's building it out of the flawed material of you and me. It just shows the greatness of God to transform ordinary things into something extraordinary. We can't imagine how wonderful the finished product will be. It will be the great wonder of all time.

Consider: Are you yielding to the Craftsman's hand today? Is your life a living offering?