1 Kings 5
Focus Verse: I intend, therefore, to build a temple for the Name of the Lord my God, as the Lord told my father David, when he said, ‘Your son whom I will put on the throne in your place will build the temple for my Name.’ (5)
Because God blessed Solomon and gave him wisdom, rest on every side and no adversary or disaster, Solomon was determined to build a temple for Him as thanks. God has done so much for us. The question is: what have we done for Him?
1 Kings 6
Focus Verse: In the eleventh year in the month of Bul, the eighth month, the temple was finished in all its details according to its specifications. He had spent seven years building it. (38)
Someone once said, “Good things take time. Great things take a long time. And the best things take the longest time.” The temple was seven years in the making, but when Solomon finally did finish building, it was grand indeed. No matter how long it might take or how strenuous a task may be, whatever work we do for God should be done to the best of our ability because God deserves the best.
1 Kings 7
Focus Verse: When all the work King Solomon had done for the temple of the Lord was finished, he brought in the things his father David had dedicated—the silver and gold and the furnishings—and he placed them in the treasuries of the Lord’s temple. (51)
Solomon made sure that God’s house had everything it needed.
Focus Verse: However, the Most High does not live in houses made by human hands. As the prophet says. (48)
Houses of worship are only buildings. The people who fill these buildings every week are the real church. God does not live in buildings. He made the heavens and the earth and even they cannot contain Him. How then can houses made by human hands contain all His glory. Instead, God has chosen to live in each and every one of us.