Today's encouragement comes from 2 Chronicles 3:8a, where we read these words:
"And he [Solomon] made the Most Holy Place. . . . "
What a remarkable statement (above). A fallen man, a sinner, would make the most holy place--the very pattern of what exists in heaven?! God honors us, by giving us such amazing privileges. Think of it: Mary, a fallen soul, bears the sinless Christ child. We, depraved sinners (in ourselves), become the vessels of the blessed Holy Spirit, (see 2 Cor. 4:7).
The redeemed church--even now--is nestled in the very bosom of the Holy Trinity, in that God's children are *in* the Son of God, who is now both God and man. Do we need "self-esteem"? Here is where to find it.
[Puritan quote of the day: "It is not how much we do, but how much we love." --Thomas Watson, in, "All Things for Good"]