The Law, the Song and the Glory

At the dedication of Solomon’s magnificent temple there were three things of note: 1) The ceremony became an act of worship when the Glory of God that filled the place, showing that worship is always an act of grace. 2) The ark of the covenant, in which were the two tablets of the law were kept, was placed in the center of the temple, signifying that God’s people would build their life based on justice, not sheer power. And 3) the musicians – choir and instrumentalists – were brought in because music is the carriage on which the glory of God enters.