"God does not really live on the earth! Look, if the sky and the highest heaven cannot contain you, how much less this temple I have built!
"Do you really think anyone can hide himself where I cannot see him?" the Lord asks. "Do you not know that I am everywhere?" the Lord asks.
Of course, who can really build a temple for him, since the sky and the highest heavens cannot contain him? Who am I that I should build him a temple! It will really be only a place to offer sacrifices before him.
This is what the Lord says: "The heavens are my throne and the earth is my footstool. Where then is the house you will build for me? Where is the place where I will rest?
Where can I go to escape your spirit? Where can I flee to escape your presence?
Yet the Most High does not live in houses made by human hands, as the prophet says,
The God who made the world and everything in it, who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by human hands,
The heavens -- indeed the highest heavens -- belong to the Lord your God, as does the earth and everything in it.
"God does not really live with humankind on the earth! Look, if the sky and the highest heaven cannot contain you, how much less this temple I have built!
The Lord is exalted over all the nations; his splendor reaches beyond the sky.
Now the Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We saw his glory -- the glory of the one and only, full of grace and truth, who came from the Father.
And what mutual agreement does the temple of God have with idols? For we are the temple of the living God, just as God said, "I will live in them and will walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people."
I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago (whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows) was caught up to the third heaven.