[The Glory Unveiled]
Arise, LORD, and come to your resting place,
you and the ark of your might. ( Psalms 132:8 )
The Old Testament captures a number of events which suggests that the Lord had no place among the people of that time. They built tents and resting places for themselves but they had no place to host God. The ark of God had to be carried about on the shoulders of men. But King David thought that it was inappropriate for God not to have a place among them. And so he sought to build God a resting place. Now, that house for God was a template of the kind of house that God would dwell in—us. God would later make His dwelling with us and in us. Jesus said, I am in the Father and you are in me ( see John 14:20). There is the need to make place for Christ in us, now more than ever. The world has come to a stage where it has become rather difficult to make a definite (exclusive) place for God in us. The Lord knows those who are His by reason of having a place in them. Our body, the Bible says is the temple of the Holy Spirit but He does not live in every temple. He lives in temples dedicated to Him. This calls for consciously making our bodies His temple and dwelling place through consecration.
Prayer_Bead: Omniscient Father, thank you for the opportunity to house your presence. Consecrate this house for your dwelling.
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