“For all those things My hand has made, and all those things exist,” says the LORD. “But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at My word.”
Our Creator God explains that “heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool” (Isaiah 66:1), showing that He has no real need for a temple built with human hands. However, we know that God allowed King David to gather materials for the temple that his son Solomon then built. God was more pleased with David’s humble attitude of wanting to give God the best than He was with the actual gift of a physical building.
It is a wonderful thing that the exalted God is interested in a relationship with those who are lowly, humble, repentant and reverent toward God and His Bible!
For more about the attitude God is looking for, see “Why Does God Look for a Broken and Contrite Heart?” and “The Pharisee and the Tax Collector.”