Aside

Glory in His Temple!

Glory in His Temple – My Daily Bread!

Our call to sanctify ourselves before the Lord is taken from 2 Chronicles 5: 13 which reads:

“Then the temple of the Lord was filled with a cloud, and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the temple of God.” 

This passage records the scene at the dedication of the temple that was built in Jerusalem by King David’s son Solomon.   The temple was to be the symbol of God’s presence in the midst of His chosen people; so how fitting that God would descend in the form of a cloud at the temple’s dedication.

The temple was a symbol of God’s holiness and a constant reminder of their need for forgiveness.  The intricate system of animal sacrifices to atone for sin prepared them for the Messiah who would fulfill the law through His ultimate sacrifice on the Cross.  The temple was a place of prayer and worship and a symbol of God’s covenant with the nation of Israel.

Saints today we are the temple filled with the Glory of the Lord as represented by His Holy Spirit!  We are a symbol of God’s presence in this lost generation.   Your life lived for Christ will cause some to reflect on their need for the Savior whether they ever give their lives to the Lord or not.  Your witness and testimony about Christ will point others to salvation.  We represent the new covenant through the blood of Christ that brings reconciliation to God!

Has the glory of the Lord filled your temple?  Have you dedicated yourself to the things of God?   Is prayer and worship going on in your temple?  May the God of Heaven say about you what He said of the temple in Jerusalem:  “Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.  I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever.  My eyes and my heart will always be there”.  (2 Chronicles 7: 15-16)

Copyright© 2011 Colleen Holton All Rights Reserved.

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