1 Chronicles 16:27 – Verse of the Day 1/9/15
Have you ever been to a parade or celebration that was especially memorable? Or can you think of the best party you have ever experienced? If you can think of those kinds of things then you can begin to imagine the way the people of Israel celebrated when they took the Ark of the Covenant into Jerusalem.
This verse from Chronicles borrows from the Psalms in order to paint that picture of celebration, and the author uses many themes from Israel’s past to help them understand the importance of the presence of God. The author speaks of praise, promise, and protection and reminds the people of God’s mighty acts in the past so that they can rejoice in the present.
As Christians, we worship a faithful and mighty God. As you consider God’s faithfulness in protecting His people in the Bible, allow that to inspire you to consider His faithfulness to you as well. As you consider his splendor and majesty, allow Him to strengthen you and give you joy. As you remember God’s faithfulness in the past, allow that to make you confident in His promises for the present and future.