Day 162

Today’s Reading – I Kings 5-6 and 2 Chronicles 2-3

block-sizeIn building the temple, only blocks dressed at the quarry were used, and no hammer, chisel or any other iron tool was heard at the temple site while it was being built. 
I Kings 6:7

This is such an odd statement that it can be hard to comprehend.

They built the temple silently.

This was probably done to show that this temple was different from the buildings of other religions.

This temple was a holy place where the God of peace was present.

Such a contrast to the way we build our churches and temples today.

Consider how you approach the places where you worship . . .

This temple that Solomon built was the place where God came to speak with the high priests. This was a place where God resided.

What if we had that approach to our lives as God’s holy temple?

What if we had that approach to our sanctuaries where we worship?

What if we went to church with the expectation that we would hear and see God?

Tomorrow’s reading 1 Kings 7 and 2 Chronicles 4

 

Author:

I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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