Today you should read: 2 Chronicles 5
The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang: “He is good; his love endures forever.” Then the temple of the Lord was filled with the cloud, (2 Chronicles 5:13)
There are many people who, when they think of the Old Testament and the Law, see a god of judgment and wrath. There are many who see God as loving in the New Testament but vengeful and angry in the Old. Today’s chapter is such a beautiful picture of how the people of the Old Testament saw God and His law.
As they are dedicating the temple and about to put all of the items in it they are singing praises to God and playing music to Him. As the ark of the covenant, containing the law of Moses, is put into the temple, this is the song they are singing:
“He is good; his love endures forever”
Nothing about His justice or holiness. Nothing about His wrath against evil or his vengeance against sin. All those things are real and as much a part of God as His love and goodness but here, in this Old Testament passage about God’s Law, we see the people singing of God’s love and goodness.
As you meditate on God’s love and goodness today take a look at some other Old Testament passages about God’s love and goodness and know this:
God is the same yesterday, today and forever
1 Chronicles 16:34
Posted by: Robbie Byrd