Devotional Reading: I Kings 8
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Memory Verse: And he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their heart: I Kings 5:5 KJV
The commandments of God given to the hands of Moses were carried in the Ark of the covenant wherever the children of Israel went. It was precious cargo in a holy container (I Kings 8:9).
Today, people around the world have the privilege of standing in the house of the Lord though these may not have the expanse and luxury of Solomon's temple. We also have the commandments readily accessible.
You may never have seen the stone tablets engraved by the hand of God. You may not witness a sea parting as you prepare to walk through watery ways on dry ground to safety (Hebrews 11:29). You may not have heard the voice of God saying, "... take off your shoes" as you approach holy ground (Exodus 3:5). Yet, you can carry the precious cargo that God delivered.
If you are a parent, the word "precious" may bring your children and family to mind. Some people have precious pets. Whatever you cherish, if you carried it from one place to another, you would want to ensure safety for the journey. Wouldn't you?
The Psalmist David wrote, "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee" (Psalm 119:11 KJV).
God's Word Translation states, "I have treasured your promise in my heart so that I may not sin against you" (Psalm 119:11).
Since the Word is precious cargo, it is worthy of a holy container. As you travel through this life, take care of God's precious cargo. To Him, you are precious. Think about the times He has carried you through.
"17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit." I Corinthians 6:17 KJV