And they brought up the ark of the LORD, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, even those did the priests and the Levites bring up. And king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel, that were assembled unto him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be told nor numbered for multitude. And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD unto his place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubims. For the cherubims spread forth their two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereof above. And they drew out the staves, that the ends of the staves were seen out in the holy place before the oracle, and they were not seen without: and there they are unto this day. There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt. (1 Kings 8:4-9)
Today's Morsel: I'm sure many of you have seen movies where the thief steals the items that are valuable from its container or safe and when the owners or bankers arrive the next morning and the items are gone they are perplexed and confused. Well, think about that for a moment and reread what had happened to the ark of the covenant when they brought it in to the new house that Solomon had built for it. There was nothing in the inside the ark but the two tables of stones, the word of God. Aaron's rod, and the pot of manna were missing. Who moved them since, if anyone touched the ark they died? So who moved them? I believe that God removed them. And He removed them for a sign to let us know that as long as we have the word of God and obey it, it will be all that we need to lead us and sustain us.
Sing: He's all I need. He's all I need! Jesus is all I need. He satisfies, your need supplies, Jesus is all I need.