Treasures for God’s House

Calvary Life Family Worship Center

1 Kings 7:1-51 “Treasures for God’s House”
It took Solomon twice as long to build his house as it did God’s house. His house was not predesigned as was God’s house. It also was built with much expense, wisdom and expertise. Within this chapter we see Solomon’s home within the outer court of the temple. He brought Hiram from Tyre to work in this phase of the temple’s outer courts. Like others in the past, he was given an ability and wisdom to reflect the greatness of God and the sobriety with which humanity is to approach Him. Two pillars were built symbolizing the stability and strength available in God’s grace and presence. Much attention is given to various basins used for cleansing in Israel’s approach to God with their burnt offerings. Some elements were engraved with symbols from the angelic realm, others for strength and refreshing. Also we see items representative of God’s presence and the light that reflects the guidance needed from His Spirit. “…And Solomon brought in the things dedicated by his father David, the silver and the gold and the utensils, and he put them in the treasuries of the house of the LORD.” (51b) Part of what Solomon did to build God’s house was enabled by his father’s accomplishments in the preceding generation. He was careful not to take as his personal possession, what belonged to God’s house. May God give us the wisdom of Solomon so as not to take what belongs to God but to separate it for His use.