Wednesday, March 21, 2012
God is determined to dwell with us. In the Garden, in Eden, He walked with mankind in the cool of the day. But man rejected Him and separation was the result. God brought into being a nation, and in their midst He tabernacled with them. Eventually they built a temple and the glory of God filled it and rested there in the midst of His people. But they insisted on sin, idolatry and rebellion, and separation was required; His glory departed (Ezekiel 10). If God is to live with His people, something must be done in His people, because we are such sinners and fallen from His glory.