Summary: When we do things Gods way His presence fills the House
The Day God Filled The House” Text 2Chron 5:13-14.
Intro: Our text gives us the exciting account of the dedication of Solomon’s temple. The temple was the fulfillment of a promise made by God to King David. Dave Has wanted to build a permanent dwelling place for the ark of God. But was not allowed o t do so because he was a man of war. However God Promised Dave that He would give him a son who would build a magnificent temple unto the Lord. That Son of course was Solomon.
As we enter into 2Chron chap 5 The temple has been completed, and the preparations are being made for its dedication. Solomon orders all the things dedicated by his dad David, as well as al the instruments to be used in the service of the temple be moved from the tabernacle to their new place in the temple.
This was a special occasion indeed Israel had never known a stationary place of worship for years they had known only the portable tent called the tabernacle. It was a constant reminder of their wilderness wanderings. But this was about to change. Solomon’s temple due to the fact it was a permanent building implied that God had established his people in the land of promise, never to wander again. When the temple was dedicated, the Lord showed His approval in am most exciting way.
God Filled the House When:
1. God returned to his revered place
A. Everyone assembled for the occasion.
1 The Leaders of Israel were there.( 5:2)
It has been said many times that everything rises or falls on leadership.
There is an element of truth in that statement. Solomon was about to dedicate the “House of God”. He knew that the presence of himself, and the leaders of Israel would demonstrate the importance of the event. It’s important for members of the church to be faithful, when this body of believers meets to worship. But if you hold a position in the leadership of the church, your faithful attendance or lack thereof helps set the Tone for the rest of the body.
A Leader is…
A leader is 1 who has followers. An effective leader is not someone who is loved or admired. He or she is someone whose followers do the right thing. Popularity is not leadership. Results are. Leaders are highly visible. They, therefore set examples. Leadership is not rank or privileges, titles, or money. Leadership is responsibility.
Anyone who holds a position in the church and yet will not be faithful to God’s house is setting a bad example. One who has been given the responsibility of a position in the church also has the added responsibility of setting the standard for faithfulness. ( only reasons not able work, deathly ill, or DEAD)
( Board at OuJe).
2. The People Were There( 5:6)
It is important for every member of the church to be faithful to God’s house. You never know what you might miss. You might miss the very thing that you need. Having to miss a service now ad then( work) , Death, is completely understandable, but haphazard attendance in the house of God by God’s kids is not understandable.
B. They made sacrificial offerings(5:6)