12 Then the LORD appeared to Solomon at night and said to him, “I have heard your
prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice.
13 “If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour
the land, or if I send pestilence among My people,
14 and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek
My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their
sin and will heal their land.
15 “Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place.
16 “For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that My name may be there forever,
and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually. (2 Chr. 7:12-16 NAU)
Solomon’s prayer was for the temple.
Do you know that we are now the temple?
We are the people called by His name.
His name, His heart and His mind are to be in us continually.
If we abide in Him and His word abides in us, we are His people.
What a blessing. What a responsibility.