6/10/22

Good morning!
Text: 1 Kings 7-9; Psalm 79
King Solomon builds the temple in Jerusalem.  In 1 Kings 8 we read of the temple dedication and of the priests placing the ark in the Holy Place within.  The Lord’s promise to His chosen people was that He would meet with them in the Holy Place in the presence of the ark of the covenant.  Our great God keeps His promise:

And when the priests came out of the Holy Place, a cloud filled the house of the Lord, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord. (1 Kings 8:10-11)

My first thought reading this is, “Cool!  I wish I could see something like that.”  But consider that you and I, as believers in Jesus, also have God’s promise of His continuous presence.  In 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 we are told we are God’s temple and that the Holy Spirit dwells within us.  Just think, the same glory of the Lord is right within our hearts, filling our lives.  As I contemplate this truth, my outlook for today is improving.
in Him, Mike