Read 2 Chronicles 3-5.
The location of the
This is one of the most sacred spots on earth. It was the very spot that David purchased
from Ornan in 1 Chronicles 21 and worshiped there. A thousand years before, Abraham walked up
this same mount to sacrifice Isaac in Genesis 22. Mount Moriah
Today, it is known as the
where the Moslem Dome of the Rock stands.
When Israel constructs its future Temple, according to Biblical
prophecy, it will be on this site (Daniel 9, Revelation 11). Obviously, some major events will need to
take place first in order for the Jews to regain the use of that property. Temple Mount
The details of the construction and items inside were nothing short of magnificent. It was ornate with carved woodwork. The pure gold coverings and burnished bronze furnishings made it glisten. Expensive? Yes. Opulent? Yes. Many would consider this unnecessary and a waste of money that could have been better used to meet other needs. But keep in mind that God gave King David these instructions. God provided the resources to complete what He had ordered. In chapter 2, Solomon stated that the
would be great because God is greater
that all gods. They worshiped the LORD
with the best because He is worthy. Temple
was in place, the musicians began to praise the LORD: "For he is good, for
his steadfast love endures forever."
At that, God filled the place with His visible presence and stopped the
Questions for all of us:
1. Do we worship God and live for Him with a "just enough to get by" attitude? Or, do we worship and live for Him with the best we have to offer?
2. When was the last time the presence of God was so strong you had to stop what you were doing and enjoy the moment?