The Lord works in amazing ways to show His glory. We see here in this passage while the Ark of the Covenant was had been taken captive, the people that held it became convinced of the Lord's glory. His glory was made know for all to see.
God has a way of doing that. Things just work like that sometimes, don't they? God's glory shows its self to us in awesome ways. In the smile of a child. In the beauty of creation. The power of sacred space. God will be gloried today. May we be on the look out for it.
New Testament Lesson
In the earliest days the Apostles preached and taught Jesus. He was the central message. He was the one that they pointed to. Nothing else matter than that. He was what it was all about. That remains true today. It all comes down to Jesus. We all struggle with all the mysteries. But, we do know this. It's all about Jesus. It's all about His life and His love. Live in His love today!
Just was we know we can see God in all areas of life, we see in this passage Satan enter into Judas, one of the twelve. He walked with Jesus and talked with Jesus and did ministry with Jesus. And Satan still entered in and destroyed him. Never think you've done too much and that God can't love you. He does love you now, and always.
But, by the same token, never think you've done too much good or that you love Jesus enough; you'll not fall into temptation and sin. Nope, every one of us, we can each fall into temptation and sin. Thanks be to God that He gives us the power to be strong.