JUNE- BUILDING A TEMPLE

The temple I am going to build will be great, because our God is greater than all other gods. But who is able to build a temple for him, since the heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain him? Who then am I to build a temple for him, except as a place to burn sacrifices before him?

Solomon declares to his ally and neighboring king that the temple he is going to build will be great, and his reasoning for doing so is very simple. Because it is the Lord’s, it will outshine every other temple. It will be excellent because of, and in response to, the Lord’s existing excellence.

It’s solid logic. Laudable. And this month we watch Solomon rigorously apply this logic to things: temples, palaces, horses, chariots, shields, but neglect to apply it to the spiritual life of himself and his people.



We have the opportunity, however, to watch this logic applied to fruitful ends in Acts as the Lord builds a great temple for himself—the Church. This temple had neither silver nor gold, power nor political influence. It was not made of stone, but of flawed humans. And it was excellent. In response to, and because of, the Lord’s excellence. This is the temple He desired, and it is the temple He built for Himself.

As we read through His revelation of The Holy Spirit this month, we witness His ability to make each of us excellent—a worthy temple for Himself—and we must each consider the uses He has for us, as He builds us up day by day.

JUNE READING PLAN

1- 2SA 18.1 - 19.10 // JHN 20.1 - 31 // PSA 119.153 - 176 // PRO 16.14 - 15


2- 2SA 19.11 - 20.13 // JHN 21.1 - 25 // PSA 120.1 - 7 // PRO 16.16 - 17


3- 2SA 20.14 - 21.22 // ACT 1.1 - 26 // PSA 121.1 - 8 // PRO 16.18


4- 2SA 22.1 - 23.23 // ACT 2.1 - 47 // PSA 122.1 - 9 // PRO 16.19 - 20


5- 2SA 23.24 - 24.25 // ACT 3.1 - 26 // PSA 123.1 - 4 // PRO 16.21 - 23


6- 1KG 1.1 - 53 // ACT 4.1 - 37 // PSA 124.1 - 8 // PRO 16.24


7- 1KG 2.1 - 3.2 // ACT 5.1 - 42 // PSA 125.1 - 5 // PRO 16.25


8- 1KG 3.3 - 4.34 // ACT 6.1 - 15 // PSA 126.1 - 6 // PRO 16.26 - 27


9- 1KG 5.1 - 6.38 // ACT 7.1 - 29 // PSA 127.1 - 5 // PRO 16.31 - 33


10- 1KG 7.1 - 51 // AT 7.30 - 50 // PSA 128.1 - 6 // PRO 16.31 - 33


11- 1KG 8.1 - 66 // ACT 7.51 - 8.13 // PSA 129.1 - 8 // PRO 17.1


12- 1KG 9.1 - 10.29 // ACT 8.14 - 40 // PSA 130.1 - 8 // PRO 17.2 - 3


13- 1KG 11.1 - 12.19 // ACT 9.1 - 25 // PSA 131.1 - 3 // PRO 17.4 - 5


14- 1KG 12.20 - 13.34 // ACT 9.26 - 43 // PSA 132.1 - 18 // PRO 17.6


15- 1KG 14.1 - 15.24 // ACT 10.1 - 23 // PSA 133.1 - 3 // PRO 17.7 - 8


16- 1KG 15.25 - 17.24 // ACT 10.24 - 48 // PSA 134.1 - 3 // PRO 17.9 - 11


17- 1KG 18.1 - 46 // ACT 11.1 - 30 // PSA 135.1 - 21 // PRO 17.12 - 13


18- 1KG 19.1 - 21 // 12.1 - 23 // PSA 136.1 - 26 // PRO 17.14 - 15


19- 1KG 20.1 - 21.29 // ACT 12.24 - 13.15 // PSA 137.1 - 9 // PRO 17.16


20- 1KG 22.1 - 53 // ACT 13.16. - 41 // PSA 138.1 - 8 // PRO 17.17 - 18


21- 2KG 1.1 - 2.25 // ACT 13.42 - 14.7 // PSA 139.1 - 24 // PRO 17.19 - 21


22- 2KG 3.1 - 4.17 // ACT 14.8 - 28 // PSA 140.1 - 13 // PRO 17.22


23- 2KG 4.18 - 5.27 // ACT 15.1 - 35 // PSA 141.1 - 10 // PRO 17.23


24- 2KG 6.1 - 7.20 // ACT 15.36 - 16.15 // PSA 142.1 - 7 // PRO 17.24 - 25


25- 2KG 8.1 - 9.14 // ACT 16.16 - 40 // PSA 143.1 - 12 // PRO 17.26


26- 2KG 9.14 - 10.31 // ACT 17.1 - 34 // PSA 144.1 - 15 // PRO 17.27 - 28


27- 2KG 10.32 - 12.21 // ACT 18.1 - 22 // PSA 145.1 - 21 // PRO 18.1


28- 2KG 13.1 - 14.29 // ACT 18.23 - 19.12 // PSA 146.1 - 10 // PRO 18.2 - 3


29- 2KG 15.1 - 16.20 // ACT 19.13 - 41 // PSA 147.1 - 20 // PRO 18.4 - 5


30- 2KG 17.1 - 18.12 // ACT 20.1 - 38 // PSA 148.1 - 14 // PRO 18.6 - 7