Then the glory of the Lord went up from the cherub to the threshold of the temple, and the temple was filled with the cloud and the court was filled with the brightness of the glory of the Lord. Ezekiel 10:4
We all dread separations from our loved ones. Parting seems never to be “such sweet sorrow.” Just sorrow. The staged exit of God’s glory from the temple told of here is worse than sad. It brought on devastating consequences to a nation and its people. But they had it coming.
The world does not realize that the glory of the Lord is the only thing keeping it together. Here the glory leaves the temple deliberately, almost hesitantly, wanting someone to yell “wait!” But nobody did.
When the indwelling spirit of God is on the throne in Christians today the world experiences the presence of the almighty. Pilate did as he squared off with Jesus. Stephen displayed his countenance with the stones raining down on his head. Countless others have witnessed Christians facing death wondering where the hope came from. We meet people everyday who should sense an “other worldliness” about us. And when something–anything–happens, and we give glory to God, it says volumes.
Our enemy wants nothing more than to see the glory of God retreat and leave the building. But there’s too many of us. Act in such a way that the glory of God is always on display.
Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16