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August 6, 2018

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Reading along with us in 1 Kings? Here’s today’s reading:

1 Kings 6 (ESV)

In the four hundred and eightieth year after the people of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, which is the second month, he began to build the house of the Lord. The house that King Solomon built for the Lord was sixty cubits long, twenty cubits wide, and thirty cubits high. The vestibule in front of the nave of the house was twenty cubits long, equal to the width of the house, and ten cubits deep in front of the house. And he made for the house windows with recessed frames. He also built a structure against the wall of the house, running around the walls of the house, both the nave and the inner sanctuary. And he made side chambers all around.The lowest story was five cubits broad, the middle one was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad. For around the outside of the house he made offsets on the wall in order that the supporting beams should not be inserted into the walls of the house.....Continue Reading

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  1. 27He put the cherubim in the innermost part of the house. And the wings of the cherubim were spread out so that a wing of one touched the one wall, and a wing of the other cherub touched the other wall; their other wings touched each other in the middle of the house.

  2. What a great promise God gives Solomon in verse 12. It is one thing to build a temple for God, it’s quite another to follow His decrees, carry out His regulations and keep His commands. The two should go hand in hand, building a place for God to be worshipped and sacrifices to be made, a place for God’s presence to be with hIs people, and then doing what He says. And yet how often we can make great sacrifices and service to God and yet not do what He says. Certainly this was true of the people of Israel, may it not be so true of us/me.

    But this temple was a magnificent place, with a lot care and craft and beauty on display that was fitting for our great God. No place on earth could be truly fitting for His glory, but this temple was a pretty good attempt at creating a house for God to reside. He who is exalted in the heavens humbling Himself to be with His people in physical space. Awesome!

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