“See now, I am living in a house of cedar, but the ark of God stays in a tent.” 2 Samuel 7:1-17 There a song written by Bobby Womack that says “No matter how high I get, I’ll still be looking up to you.” In a physical world hierarchy is fleeting. It’s part of the ebb and flow of life that happens because sometimes we are not always at our very best. However in our spiritual relationship with God, His ways and thoughts will always be higher than ours. Though our utmost may be limited, God is always at his highest. David in the above passage was speaking from a physical place. God reminds David and us that his presence and what He does for us can’t be contained. When you think about it, why would we want it to be?
Where can I go from your spirit?
Or where can I flee from your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, you are there;
if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.
If I take the wings of the morning
and settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me fast.
If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me,
and the light around me become night’,
even the darkness is not dark to you;
the night is as bright as the day,
for darkness is as light to you. Psalm 139:7-12