πŸ“… What the building of the temple can teach us – Daily Bible Reading

June 31, 2022

Today’s reading: 1 Kings 6:7

What the building of the temple can teach us

We read in 1 Kings 6:7:

7 And the temple, when it was being built, was built with stone finished at the quarry, so that no hammer or chisel or any iron tool was heard in the temple while it was being built.

We can learn a lot of lessons from here.

First, we are like the stones at the quarry. We are being shaped, pounded upon, and developed by trials. The quarry is like the world. It serves as our training ground.

Once we are formed in the right shape, we have developed the godly character the Almighty wants us to build, that’s the time when we are brought together with other saints to construct the temple. It is like we are brought to the Kingdom of Yahweh.

Second, we see a huge amount of planning in the construction. All must be in the right shape, size, and configuration in such a way that once the stones arrive at the temple, there’s no need to amend any of the materials brought in.

Third, Solomon and the builders knew that the construction site was going to be a place of worship. Even during the time of construction, it was already being treated for what it is going to be. That’s why as much as possible, there should be peace, quietness, and serenity in the temple construction site, which are all part of solemn and respectful worship to Yahweh.

These are just some of the lessons I can think of. We can see here that serving God isn’t simply about sitting down and being passive. There’s a lot of work to do and we all must do our part in doing the work of God.


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