Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his dwelling place. Ascribe to the Lord, all you families of nations, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him. Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.
1 Chronicles 16:23-30
I want you to imagine the scene this song of praise is proclaimed in. King David has thoroughly defeated the Philistines and established God’s people in the land promised long ago. In the City of David, the king has set up a tent for the presence of God to dwell in. The Presence of an Almighty Eternal God was finally coming to live among His people in the land of promise! It gives me chills just typing out these words, and yet, this is only a glimpse of what is to come! Now consider this: you are the very tent that God’s Spirit now dwells.
Paul says this to the Corinthian church, “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?”
If the people of God worshiped in the way described above when God’s presence came among them, how should we as men worship God each day? Then they had only a tent with the presence, and now we have the personal existence of this same God within us. Look closely at the passage and consider today how you should respond. Hear the words from David, a man after God’s own heart, and answer to the same God who is within you this very moment.