“Now therefore arise, O Lord God, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your might; let your priests, O Lord God, be clothed with salvation and let Your Godly ones rejoice in what is good”
2 Chronicles 6:41
As Solomon closed his prayer of dedication over the temple he had built to God, as a place for the Lord to dwell and be worshiped, Solomon exhorted the priests to be “clothed with salvation” and to “rejoice in what is good.”
It is good when you and I, as New Covenant priests unto our God, enter our inner room to be with our Lord, so we may be “clothed with salvation” in His presence and “rejoice in what is good” before Him. For the Lord God is our salvation and our song, “The Lord is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise Him” (Exodus 15:2). Yes, it is good when we praise our God in His presence, as His priests, singing unto Him, rejoicing in Him, for He is truly worthy of our perpetual praise, now and through all eternity.
It is good when we enter God’s presence to bless and praise Him, for It is He Who has clothed us with garments of salvation, so that we might rejoice in Him; “I will rejoice greatly in the Lord, my soul will exult in my God; for He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness” (Isaiah 61:10).
When we enter God’s presence to worship, honor, rejoice, and exult in Him, we are showing our gracious Lord that we recognize and are thankful for our beautiful garments. Our garments of salvation look best in God’s presence, and in this place we rejoice in what is good. God is good. His gifts are good. His covering is good. His presence is good.
Rejoice and rest with God in His resting place today, within you. Let yourself be “clothed with salvation” in His presence and “rejoice in what is good” by rejoicing in Who is good. Yes, dedicate your indwelling temple for this purpose, even as Solomon dedicated the temple he had built to God for this purpose. Hallelujah!