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Week 17 Day 3
A temple for God!
Never before had God had a temple
Abraham and the other patriarchs worshiped God
wherever they built an altar
Moses constructed an elaborate portable tabernacle
so the nomadic children of Israel
could take God with them on their journey
David envisioned the temple as a
place to meet God for prayer and worship
He wanted the traveling God
to make his home with him in Jerusalem.
The temple was a place for God to dwell forever
a love message to God.
It took 7 years for Solomon to build his father's dream, the temple
It took 13 years for Solomon to build his own dream, a palace
This seems to be a hint of things to come.
A HOUSE FOR THE LORD'S NAME Cedar, stone, gold and fifteen foot cherubim. I Kings 6 & 7
1 In the four hundred and eightieth year after the children
of Israel had come out of Egypt, and in the fourth year of
Solomon's reign, he began to build the house of the Lord.
11The word of the Lord came to Solomon, saying,
12"If you walk in My statutes, execute My judgments, keep
all My commandments, then I will perform My word with
you, which I spoke to your father David. 13 I will dwell
among the children of Israel, and will not forsake My people."
14Solomon built the temple and finished it. 15He built the
inside walls with cedar boards; from the floor to the ceilings he paneled the inside with wood; he covered the floor with planks of cypress. 16He built the twenty-cubit room at the rear with cedar boards; he built it as the inner sanctuary, the Most Holy Place. 17 In the front of it, the temple sanctuary was forty cubits [60 feet] long. 18The inside of the temple was cedar, carved with ornamental buds and open flowers. All was cedar; there was no stone to be seen.
19He prepared the inner sanctuary to set the ark of the Lord there. 20He overlaid it with pure gold, and overlaid the altar. 22The whole temple he overlaid with gold.
23 Inside the inner sanctuary he made two cherubim of olive wood, each ten cubits high [10 feet]. 24Each wing of the cherub was five cubits. 27He set the cherubim inside the inner room, and they stretched out their wings so that the wing of the one touched one wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall. Their wings touched each other in the middle of the room. 28He overlaid the cherubim with gold.
29He carved the walls of the temple all around with figures
of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers. 30He overlaid the floor with gold, both inner and outer sanctuaries.
31For the entrance of the inner sanctuary he made doors of olive wood; the lintel and doorposts were one-fifth of the wall. 32He carved on them figures of cherubim, palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold. 33For the door of the sanctuary he made doorposts of olive wood, one-fourth of the wall. 36He built the inner court with three rows of hewn stone and a row of cedar beams.
38 In the eleventh year the house of the Lord was finished in all its details. So he was seven years in building it.
1But Solomon took thirteen years to build his own house. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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