As a kid I’m sure you always wanted to build something, perhaps with wood, a carton, clay, beach sand, or the most used ones, Play-Doh and Lego’s. It was a dream that we had as kids and even now as we have grown. In this chapter of the Bible we are going to see that Solomon, the wisest man that ever lived on earth, had a dream to build the temple of God.
So Solomon began to build the Temple of the LORD in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the LORD had appeared to David, his father. The Temple was built on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite, the site that David had selected. The construction began in midspring, during the fourth year of Solomon’s reign. These are the dimensions Solomon used for the foundation of the Temple of God (using the old standard of measurement). It was 90 feet long and 30 feet wide. The entry room at the front of the Temple was 30 feet wide, running across the entire width of the Temple, and 30 feet high. He overlaid the inside with pure gold. He paneled the main room of the Temple with cypress wood, overlaid it with fine gold, and decorated it with carvings of palm trees and chains.
2 Chronicles 3:1-5 NLT
Well this is just the beginning of the details of how the temple of God was built by Solomon. It’s just amazing to see how perfectly everything came together to build the perfect temple. We read that the Temple even had gold in it. That Temple was just amazing. But the best part of it is that finally the people of Israel had a place where they could freely worship God and where they could offer sacrifices. I’m sure it was happiness for them. When I read this chapter of the Bible, I think of the churches around the world including my church. And even though my church is not as well built as the Temple and even if there is no gold in my church, I thank God that I, along with my brothers and sisters, have a place that we can worship God freely. We have a place to sing to worship and glorify God’s name because He is worth everything! Worship God!