Thus says the Lord, “Heaven is my throne and the earth is my footstool. Where then is a house you could build for Me?
The depth God’s wisdom is incomprehensible to the human mind. A believer could spend all of eternity studying and reading the Word of God only to uncover a small percentage of who He is. To even attempt an understanding of His magnitude and character would be a lifelong process.
An individual must only experience the difficulty of learning a foreign language or complex mathematical equation to come to this truth. The Lord of creation has not only a firm grasp on every earthly language, equation, and scientific law, but He created each one of them. Having no physical body, even His spirit is far too large to be contained within an earthly temple (Isaiah 66:1) and yet His desire is to dwell within the human heart.
How can one who professes to have the Spirit of the Lord living within them fail to become a changed individual? How can the One who makes the earth His footstool dwell inside a human’s heart without His presence being apparent to others? How can the majority of those who call themselves Christians appear no different from friends and family who curse the name of God?
There is a lack of understanding in the believer who does not find fear in the presence of the Holy Spirit. How can one possibly invite the Creator into their heart and not shiver in fear of doing something contrary to His nature? If awe and splendor are the results of knowing the greatness of God’s wisdom and character, where is the fear that comes from knowing the same?
The filthiness of the human heart is not something to be taken so lightly. Every day, hour, and decision of the believer will be held accountable on the day of His return. Those who seek to live their lives moment by moment in the fear of the Lord will find a hope present within their hearts for that day. Those, however, who fail to live in fear of the wisdom and magnitude of their Creator will anxiously await His return? A test of one’s fear of the Lord may be found in their anticipation of His return. How fearful are you?