2. Chronik 6, 18-21 "But will God indeed dwell with men on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You. How much less this temple which I have built! "Yet regard the prayer of Your servant and his supplication, O LORD my God, and listen to the cry and the prayer which Your servant is praying before You: "that Your eyes may be open toward this temple day and night, toward the place where You said You would put Your name, that You may hear the prayer which Your servant prays toward this place. "And may You hear the supplications of Your servant and of Your people Israel, when they pray toward this place. Hear from heaven Your dwelling place, and when You hear, forgive."
2. Chronik 6,40-42 "Now, my God, I pray, let Your eyes be open and let Your ears be attentive to the prayer made in this place. "Now therefore, Arise, O LORD God, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your strength. Let Your priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, And let Your saints rejoice in goodness. "O LORD God, do not turn away the face of Your Anointed; Remember the mercies of Your servant David."
you remember having read something about the tabernacle? The tabernacle
was a "temple" which could be transported, and which the Israelites
took with them as they travelled through the wilderness. The temple
which Solomon built was the tabernacle, however, it could not be transported.
The temple was a place where God visited His people and a place of worship
and sacrifice. This temple was not built so that God could live there.