Re:Verse passage – 2 Chronicles 7:1-10 (day five)
“On the twenty-third day of the seventh month he sent the people to their homes, joyful and glad in heart for the good things the Lord had done for David and Solomon and for his people Israel.” Isn’t it interesting that the scripture says that the people were “sent (away) to their homes”. In my mind, I can picture a group that didn’t want to leave. They kept “congregating”. Not in a hurry to get to lunch. Not thinking about the to-do list. Just soaking up the moment and experience that has gone on for days. Why? Because they had a personal and powerful encounter with the Lord. Ever had those moments? Ever anticipate those moments? There is something captivating about being with other believers and (personally and corporately) experiencing God’s power and presence. Don’t want it to end. Don’t want to leave. Want to linger. Want to share that experience and enjoy the fellowship that it fosters. May our Worship and Bible Study gatherings leave us in that kind of awe because of God’s presence and power through His Holy Spirit.
“The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.” Exodus 33:11