7 When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple. 2 The priests could not enter the temple of the Lord because the glory of the Lord filled it. 3 When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the Lord above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the Lord, saying,
“He is good;
his love endures forever.” 2 Chronicles 7:1-3
In today’s reading, we see how the LORD God answered the prayer of Solomon, by coming down as a fire from the heavens, consuming the sacrifice. The fire did not come down responding to the fact that a sacrifice was presented at the altar, it was in response to the praying of that prayer. And those who were gathered in the temple courtyard did not run away in fear ; they instead showed their adoration and worshipped God.
Let us pray – God of Fire, Power and Great Strength , accept our worship and adoration to You and You alone, for You are Jehovah , Mighty God !! We pray, LORD, that You keep Your arms of protection and guidance around us all each and every day. With You right beside us, who can possibly be against us ? We pray all through Jesus…… Amen.
Yours in Christ , Rollie