Ezekiel 10:19 And the cherubims lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the earth in my sight: when they went out, the wheels also were beside them, and every one stood at the door of the east gate of the LORD’s house; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.
God’s glory was above all the cherubims. God’s glory is above everything everywhere. The most important ministry Israel had was to glorify God. Having God so present with them was a great privilege but with the privilege came great responsibility.
God will not dwell in the temple if sin is there. His glory departs so God can bring judgment on the temple and His people.
Sin is an affront to God. We should be very careful to seek to honor Him and hate sin. We should realize that sin brings judgment on our lives and ministry.