The glory of God and a cloud

Old Testament: 2Ch 5.11–14

To read the Bible in a year, read Second Chronicles 4–6 on June 1, In the year of our Lord Christ 2021

By Don Ruhl 

What happens when the glory of God enters a place? For one thing, man cannot enter into that place, as when Solomon had completed the temple and Israel glorified God because of it: 

And it came to pass when the priests came out of the Most Holy Place (for all the priests who were present had sanctified themselves, without keeping to their divisions), and the Levites who were the singers, all those of Asaph and Heman and Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, stood at the east end of the altar, clothed in white linen, having cymbals, stringed instruments and harps, and with them one hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets—indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying:

“For He is good,
For His mercy endures forever,”

that the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God.

– 2 Chronicles 5.11–14 

A similar thing happened when Israel completed the tabernacle in the wilderness (See Exodus 40.34–38). 

Something of this nature should not surprise us, after all he is the God of the heavens and the earth, who created both and everything in them. Therefore, when the Creator’s presence enters a place, magnificent things will happen. 


  • What has happened to you since the Lord entered your life? 
  • How do you seek to honor God? 

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