Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. Moses could not enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.
Unlike a solid, mist can fill everywhere and everything. We often see God come in a cloud where he “fills” a space.
Isaiah 37:21 Then Isaiah son of Amoz sent a message to Hezekiah: “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: Because you have prayed to me concerning Sennacherib king of Assyria…”//
God acts in response to our prayers in the lives of other people, including unbelievers.
Moses inspected the work and saw that they had done it just as the Lord had commanded. So Moses blessed them.
We will receive a blessing for doing what the Lord commands.
Then Moses gave an order and they sent this word throughout the camp: “No man or woman is to make anything else as an offering for the sanctuary.” And so the people were restrained from bringing more,
If only this were the case in every church today…we could help so many people in the name of the Lord.
Isaiah 37:20 Now, Lord our God, deliver us from his hand, so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you, Lord, are the only God. ”//
Prayer should have a greater motivation than my comfort; I need to see it as a means of extending God’s reputation.
Isaiah 37:14 Hezekiah received the letter from the messengers and read it. Then he went up to the temple of the Lord and spread it out before the Lord.//
Specific prayers produce specific answers.
Isaiah 37:15-16 And Hezekiah prayed to the Lord: “Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.”//
Prayer resets my perspective so I recognize God’s sovereignty.
I will drive out nations before you and enlarge your territory, and no one will covet your land when you go up three times each year to appear before the Lord your God.
When we do what God asks, he goes before us and keeps others from wanting what He has provided.
When King Hezekiah heard this, he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and went into the temple of the Lord.//
My response to uncertainty needs to be sincere prayer.
The rich are not to give more than a half shekel and the poor are not to give less when you make the offering to the Lord to atone for your lives.
Everyone is equal in the eyes of the Lord.