Psalm 132: 1 O Lord, remember in David’s favor all the hardships he endured; 2 how he swore to the Lord and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob, 3 “I will not enter my house or get into my bed; 4 I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids, 5 until I find a place for the Lord, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.”
There is an interesting urgency here. God was fine with a tent (called the “tabernacle”), but David felt a strong need to build God a house which was called the “temple”. Through the ages people have valued special buildings for the purpose of worship. Do you absolutely need a special place for worship? No. But it is a wonderful resource. Lord Jesus thank you for “temples” which we call “churches”. Meet us there when we worship in your name. Amen.