Topic: Let His Glory Appear [August 26, 2016]
Text: Leviticus 9:1-6
Key Verse: "And Moses said, This is the thing which the LORD commanded that ye should do: and the glory of the LORD shall appear unto you" (Leviticus 9:6).
The earth receives an incredible supply of solar energy. It provides enough energy in one minute to supply the world's energy needs for one year. In one day, it provides more energy than our current population would consume in 27 years. In fact, the amount of solar radiation striking the earth over a three-day period, is equivalent to the energy stored in all fossil energy sources.
Solar energy is free, inexhaustible, yet harnessing it is a relatively new idea. God's glory is far greater than solar energy because the glory of the Creator is greater than that of the creature. Although Aaron and his sons were consecrated as priests to minister to the congregation of Israel in the tabernacle, they still needed a confirmation of their ministry by the glory of God coming down upon their sacrifices in the presence of all Israel. Moses the man of God told them in our text the conditions required - their sins and those of the congregation must be purged by the blood of animal sacrifices. God, through Moses, wanted this cleansing before He descends in His glory.
The same is true today. If we want to see the glory of God in our midst, we must first be cleansed and washed by the blood of the Lamb of God who was slain for our forgiveness and pardon. There cannot be a genuine revival without repentance and restoration. When we walk in His ways, we shall experience His presence. Indeed, God's glory comes upon those who choose to closely walk with Him, panting after Him as the hart pants after the water brooks.
Thought for the day: The splendid glory of God falls upon those He delights in.
Bible Reading in one Year: Psalm 36-38
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