The Dark Cloud

Solomon completed the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem. Then the king along with Israel dedicated the temple and as the priests came out of the holy place, a dark cloud filled the temple. Then Solomon said,
“The LORD said He would dwell in the dark cloud.
I have surely built You an exalted house,
And a place for You to dwell in forever.”
(1Kings 8:12-13)
While the Lord dwelt in a dark cloud to prevent people from seeing Him, a person also built a magnificent house for the Lord to dwell in on the earth. There the priests would meet with the Lord and minister to Him for the benefit of the people.
What a sight that must have been to see the cloud descend, preventing the priests from entering the temple. Solomon did a magnificent thing by dedicating that house to the Lord.
We do not build temples today, but can you do something else for the Lord?

Share your thoughts: