Anglican Daily Fountain 25 May 2023 (Thursday Devotional)
Welcome to Today’s Daily Fountain Devotional of the Anglican Church of Nigeria. Daily Fountain is a daily reading devotional for all Anglicans and Non-Anglicans to read, study, share and discuss the Word of God on a daily basis.
TODAY’S TOPIC: DEDICATION OF THE TEMPLE
TEXT: 1 Kings 8: 1-21(NKJV)
Anglican Daily Fountain 25 May 2023 STUDY:
King Solomon finished the temple, dedicated it with an elaborate ceremony which featured bringing up the ark, the tabernacle of meeting and holy furnishings; generous sacrifices; joyous praise and thanksgiving. The ark of God was put in the MOST HOLY place by the Priests. Inside it were two tablets of stone containing God’s commandments. The glory came down after all these steps were completed.
To experience the glory of God as a present day temple of the Lord (2 Cor. 6: 16b), we must undertake the same steps taken by the Priests in the physical temple. This means putting the Scriptures (which contains God’s instructions) inside your life and ensuring that God’s presence fills your life daily through holiness, devotion and prayers. Failure to do this will make you a temple in name, without God’s presence and glory. There are no shortcuts.
When the glory came, the owner of the temple took over and Priests could not minister. May we live to experience God’s glory in our lives to the intent that God will be in complete charge of our decisions and actions in Jesus’ Name. Note that Solomon praised God for fulfilling the promise made to his father David and for its accomplishment. Learn to always thank God for fulfilling His promises to you and for your achievements.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to prepare my life daily in order to experience your glory, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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