Time out for glory

Let us give ourselves break. If the glory of God is nowhere on the map of religious excellence we should consider the idea that it will come from a rapist, papist, racist entity, dead on arrival.

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14

Give yourself a breath of fresh air.

Now if the ministry of death, carved in letters on stone, came with such glory that the Israelites could not gaze at Moses’ face because of its glory, which was being brought to an end, 2 Corinthians 3:7

Sifting time

When we do not know where the truth is or take little time to sift out the commentary the marketplace is offering, we can conclude that the insignificant is most significant. Solomon’s temple was a wonder. People cried when they saw its replacement. The difference was that striking, says Haggai 2:3

Who is left among you who saw this house in its former glory? How do you see it now? Is it not as nothing in your eyes?

Yet it was to this homely version of the place for the divine name that God himself said he would come (Haggai 2:7)

And I will shake all nations, so that the treasures of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts.

Time runs out in favour of the original house plan

Time comes to the rescue because the 2nd temple is today a heap and we have to conclude that the Lord cannot come and fill a nonexistent house with glory, because he has glorified himself in his new and living temple.

Since the Sinai arrangement was temporary and inferior the sirens are wailing out the news. Here are Peter and Paul on house glory.

you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:5

And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. Ephesians 2:20-22