Gold and Silver

ark of the covenant

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2 Chronicles 5

Temple Preparation

Overview-the Feast

Solomon ordered the elders of Israel to place all David’s treasures of silver, gold, and musical instruments in the house of God, for these were committed to the Lord.  Later all the men of Israel gathered before King Solomon as the priests and Levites sacrificed multitudes of animals for the feast.  Afterwards the priests carried the ark into the house of the Lord, into the Holy of Holies.   The ark contained only the two stones on which were the laws of the covenant.  When they came out of the Holy place, the priests and Levites sang and played musical tributes of praise to their God, thanking Him in one voice: “He is good, His mercy endures forever.”  Suddenly the temple was veiled, as His glory occupied His house!

When we covenant with God, our bodies become His temple.  Having dedicated all our treasures (all we have and all we are), we lay them at the feet of Jesus, the ultimate, supreme Sacrifice.  God can then enter our hearts and fill us with His glory.  We must remember…this is the living God! May we praise and thank Him in voice and heart for His covenant with us!  Amen

Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul;

Thank you, Lord, for making me whole.

Thank you, Lord, for giving to me

Thy great salvation, so full and free!