06/10/19: Acts 7:30-50; Psalm 128:1-6; Proverbs 16:31-33
Acts 7: 48 “However, the Most High does not live in houses made by human hands.
“Enduring Word Commentary” provided me some insight I had never considered:
Stephen confronted their idolatry of the temple. In doing so, they tried to confine God within the temple. Yet God is too big to fit in any temple man could make.
On a more subtle level, many Christians do the same thing. It may not be the worship of a church building (though certainly that does take place from time to time), but it is the confinement of God to one place. In other words, the only place they meet God is at the church. As far as they are concerned, God is absent from the rest of their lives. In the minds and lives of some today, God might as well only live at the church.
I fully believe that there are times we let our own will interfere with our relationship with the Lord. We try to put “God in a box” of our own creation.