2 Chronicles 6
King James Version
6 Then said Solomon, The Lord hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
2 But I have built an house of habitation for thee, and a place for thy dwelling for ever.
Solomon seemed at this point to be like many ‘pastors’ today…. they think their little theater building is God’s house. they have Him boxed in.
I have actually had them tell me if I did not come there I would miss out on God…. when in actuality I was having more with God in my house.
Later Solomon acknowledges that heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain God.
Later, the Jews murdered Stephen for testifying that God does not dwell in man-made buildings. That flew in their faces as they thought they still had God boxed in. they truly thought that God dwelt in that little box ark that the OT priests carried around on their shoulders!
they never truly knew God.