Exodus 40:34-38
Proverbs 3:1-8


“… Be not wise in thine own eyes:
fear the LORD.”



The workers constructed each individual part and item for the Tabernacle according to all that the LORD commanded Moses (Exod 39:42). And Moses also did according to all that the LORD commanded him when he put the individual parts together. So Moses finished the work. A cloud covered the tent of the congregation and the LORD Himself filled the Tabernacle. At this point, even Moses could not enter into the tent of the congregation. The glory of the LORD filled the Tabernacle. When the cloud was lifted, it was the signal for the children of Israel to journey onward. As long as the cloud remained, they were to stay put. During the night, a fire was upon the Tabernacle instead of the cloud. This scene was in full sight of the house of Israel throughout their entire journey.

Moses had pleaded for God’s own presence to be with them instead of an angel’s. And now that they had also constructed the Tabernacle exactly according to God’s instructions, the LORD showed that He accepted it by filling the Tabernacle with His glory. The pillar of cloud by day and fire by night upon it also signified His protection. What a sight to behold! And His signal to move or make camp showed His leading and guiding. Only when we do God’s work God’s way can we witness His glory. The chief end of man is to glorify God. Absolute obedience to Him in how we do things in church, at home, at work, in school today has the same promises of His abiding glorious presence and leading. The outcomes will glorify Him. The world only considers it glorious if outcomes are positive, if there is success, wealth or promotion for example. But a glorious outcome is when we have the LORD’s presence because He is pleased with us for doing exactly as He commanded. When our church stands firmly on His Word, when we live godly lives at work, at home and in school, no matter how we look to the world, the glory of God rests among us. That is all we should seek. The key is to do all things as God commands.

THOUGHT: The glorious presence and pleasure of God can be ours.
PRAYER: LORD, help me to do all things and live by Thy Word.