1 Kings 8:27 “But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you; how much less this house that I have built!”
Solomon makes this amazing statement as he is dedicating a house he built to be a place where God’s presence would dwell in Israel. Even though he apparently understood that God would sanction this temple as a place of blessing and center of worship for the people, Solomon also understood that God could not be contained in such a building. God could not be contained in heaven and the highest heavens, let alone on the earth!
How many times do we try to put God in a box? We limit God, due to our own limited understanding. We make God in our own image, a small God that can be “handled.” The pagan nations of Bible times worshipped small wooden and gold idols, and yet Solomon understood that even the universe could not contain God. We would do well to heed Solomon’s message, and not try to fit God into our neat little theological boxes. He is immensely holy, completely perfect in all His attributes. He is INDESCRIBABLE!
Do you realize how vast God is? Do you realize that he is bigger than your problems?
We need divine understanding to comprehend the greatness and vastness of God!