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Week 24:

Missing God’s Presence


There's an old hymn that says, "Gods presence and His very self, an essence all divine". Ill ask you again, I've asked you before, When did you last go out of the sanctuary on tiptoe because God had revealed His holiness and His majesty? We go out very much as the way we came in. We go out, we say, "Hey, I like your dress!" Or some other trivial thing that's got nothing to do with eternity and nothing to do with God.

Notice in verse five now. David and all the house of Israel played before the Lord in all instruments made of fir wood, harps, and psalteries, and timbrels, and cornets, and on cymbals. Now there's his ecstasy! Now come down to verse nine. This same David was afraid of the Lord that day. He said, "How shall the ark of the Lord come to me?" That's a big switch! He's excited they're having the band music and having a whale of a time, and then suddenly God intervenes. And suddenly his whole emotional life does a somersault. He realizes what an awful God he serves. What a God of majesty! What a God of glory!

Do you know the ark was the only thing taken out of the original tabernacle that went into the temple of the most high God? Gods presence. That's what it matters. What its telling us is that God makes there a place for his habitation. This is awesome. This is breathtaking. You can say, God's presence is there.
He's there in his holiness.
He's there in his majesty.
He's there in his glory.

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