“I have consecrated this house that you have built, by putting my name there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time.”
Let’s look at verse three one more time; it’s actually just the last half of the verse.
God says that His eyes and heart will be there with His house. His intention is for them to always be there.
God doesn’t relinquish heaven’s throne room to live in this house made by men. He is omnipresent. He’s everywhere. Heaven doesn’t contain Him. The box in the temple doesn’t contain Him.
That doesn’t mean His presence isn’t in heaven or at that time in the temple and the Ark of the Covenant. It’s just wasn’t His whole self. He’s not locked into a place.
But what does He say will be there with His house? His eyes and His heart.
He sees you. He feels you. He knows what’s going on in your life. He has compassion for you. He knows your ups and downs and joys and sorrows.
He knows your longings and desires to fulfill each one that’s set on Him.
He sees your sin until you confess and repent.
He feels the pain of your sin before you do. His heart is broken.
Jesus seeks and saves the lost. If we choose sin and wander away, God doesn’t stop seeing and feeling.
He seeks after you. You are pursued like the lost lamb and the lost coin. The Father awaits ready to throw His arms open wide when the prodigal son returns.
But, in the meantime, we can lose our land and our temple can be destroyed. It’s not a safe, cozy place to be, knowing that He’s seeking for you. It means you are lost.
We need to choose love, choose to love the Lord our God with all our heart. That’s all. If you are having trouble doing that, get to know Him better. There’s no one more worthy of your love.