Glory Filled the Temple

And the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled his temple. 1 Kings 8:11

To me, there is something powerful and dramatic about this verse. Solomon has just furnished most of the temple, and the priests have left the Holy Place. The glory of the LORD filled his temple. Say that out loud and take in the fullness of it.

To many reading this, the parallel between what happened back then and what has happened in your lives is crystal clear: our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19) and the LORD wants to fill it with his glory. Not just one time, but over and over again.

The Holy Spirit is in our temples, but by our sinful actions we squelch it and grieve it. Ask that the Holy Spirit would fall afresh on you. Let the Holy Spirit fill your temple. Pray to be filled. Rest in that filling. Then, do it all again the next day. God wants to reign supreme in our temples.

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness (2 Peter 1:3)

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