The Glory of the LORD is Present

by Pastor Pete Panitzke on February 21, 2021

Just a year after the Israelites left Egypt, they completed the Tabernacle (Exodus 39-40). Then the Glory of the LORD filled the Tabernacle and was present in a cloud and in flame for all the Israelites to see.

If the Glory of the LORD was “in the sight of Israel in all their travels” (Exodus 40:38), doesn’t it make you wonder… How could they ever grumble and complain against the LORD? They could see he was always present, leading them every step of the way. Why did they doubt? Why did they rebel?

Could it be that they took His Presence for granted?

In our New Testament reading (Mark 2:1-22), we see the blessing of Jesus’ presence. He heals the sick. He welcomes sinners. His presence brought comfort and joy.

Could it be that we take His Presence for granted?

The same Jesus who came into homes and changed lives promises to be present with us. “I am with you always, even to the end of the world” (Matthew 28:20). He is present in our homes.

This is why I read the Bible every day. I need help to “see” the Glory of the LORD fills my home. I need to be reminded that Jesus is present and guiding me today and every day.

I’m so thankful that you are joining with me in this daily journey through God’s Word. I pray that today, by faith, find comfort and joy in Jesus' presence. 

“Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest…” Amen.

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