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The Temple

Read 1 Kings 7:1–51

Solomon asked Huram, who was skilled in bronze work, to make things for the temple he had built. Huram made two pillars, four hundred pomegranates, ten stands, a huge bowl, pots, shovels, and sprinkling bowls. Solomon furnished the temple with articles that symbolized God’s greatness, glory, and strength.

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 (1 Kings 7:51).

The two bronze pillars in the temple were so meaningful that they were given names: Jakin and Boaz
(2 Chronicles 3:17). Jakin means “He shall establish,” and Boaz means “in strength.” These symbolic names emphasized the strength and stability of God’s spiritual Kingdom, represented in the temple.

In the same way, we must be mindful of the temple God has given us—our bodies. We must use our bodies to honor God as His places of indwelling.

Prayer Suggestion: Lord, let me build up my body and mind to honor You always.

Quicklook: 1 Kings 7:48–51

 

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