Week 14 of the Word Wednesday Challenge finds us in II Chronicles.
II Chronicles 7: 1-3 (NIV)–When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple. The priests could not enter the temple of the LORD because the glory of the LORD filled it. When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the LORD above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD, saying, “He is good; his love endures forever.”
Know why I like these verses? Because God showed up. He showed up in such a huge and awesome way that nobody could even get into the temple. How’s that for mighty and powerful? And notice this… God showed up in this huge, fiery, overpowering, amazing way, yet nobody fled screaming. They bowed before Him and spoke of His goodness and His love.
So, do you think this couldn’t happen today? Another reason I like these verses is because God never changes. Never. He is the same God then and now and forever. And I truly wonder if we, as His people, would get it together and put Him in the proper place in our personal lives and in our corporate worship… If we could agree that God is God and we are not… If we would acknowledge Him and stand up to the world to proclaim His name… If we genuinely, truly, honestly, faithfully, sacrificially worshiped God with all we have instead of complaining about how horrible the world is getting… I wonder if He wouldn’t show up.
Think about it.
How about you? Take a walk through II Chronicles and share your favorite verse, either in the comments here or on your own blog with a link here. Can’t wait to hear from you! Loving the comments every week here, on Facebook, and by email. You guys rock!