Scripture Reading: John 1:1-5, 10-12, 14, 17
In Exodus, God gave Moses instructions to build a tabernacle, or tent, so God could dwell with his people. There are other examples throughout the Bible of God’s desire to be in a relationship with mankind, but God’s desire to dwell with His people reached its culmination in John 1 – “and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.”
Jesus Christ came in flesh to accomplish God’s ultimate goal for man. Jesus the “God-Man” came to die for our sin so that we “could become the righteousness of God.” Though most of mankind had turned their back on Him, God would not turn His back on mankind. God’s desire to draw all men unto Himself and commune with His people would not be stopped. Due to the atoning work of Jesus on the cross, God made a way for man to be in a relationship with Him. Every believer has the Spirit of God dwelling in him, and every believer will dwell in the house of the Lord forever and ever.
What about you? Jesus has done the work. He stands at the door of your heart, knocking and asking to come in. God has proven His love for us, and desires to have intimate fellowship with all who would invite Him in. God would love to “pitch His tent in your heart,” allowing you to experience Him as never before, and for you to forever be in His presence as He has desired from the foundation of the world.
Open that door and let Him in.
Prayer: “Jesus I open my heart to You today. I want my relationship with You to be closer than ever before. Thank you for always being with me no matter what.”
by Jimmy May
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”