Blessed are You, O LORD, the God of Israel our father, from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the splendour and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is Yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from You, and You are the ruler over everything. In Your hand are power and might, and in Your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. Now therefore, we thank You, our God, and praise Your glorious Name.
1 Chronicles 29.10-13
Can you just imagine David’s excitement at the thought of the future Temple being built? Yet, bring this into a New Testament understanding. Paul declares that WE have become the Temple! If David was excited over an external building, how much more excited would he have been to have the indwelling God live and source his life?!?! Yet we meander along as if it were no big deal. Look at what David stated in light of Jesus living within our lives. He begins by saying “May You be praised (blessed) O LORD … from everlasting to everlasting.” What would it look like if our entire life was unto the praise and glory of Jesus – and not just for a mere moment but from everlasting to everlasting (in other words, all the time)? For He is the greatness and power and splendour and majesty! Is Jesus that in your life? Is He your entire greatness, power, producing His splendour and majesty in and through your life? Does EVERYTHING in your life belong to Him, under His reign and rule? Does the richness of your life come solely from Him? Is your life unreservedly about bringing Him honor? Is He your strength and foundation? And does your life sing forth thanksgiving and praise with boisterous declaration unto His Name?
David unabashedly proclaims this is what the God who indwells the Temple is like. And now we have become that Temple.
Do you not know that your body is a temple (sanctuary, dwelling place) of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were brought with a price. So glorify God in your body (His temple).
1 Corinthians 6.19-20