June 8

June 8

Solomon & the Temple — Building Solomon’s temple, building a house, & building the church.

Today’s Readings:

Reading 1: 1 Kings 6

Reading 2: Psalm 127

Reading 3: Ephesians 2:19-22

We have seen Solomon’s wisdom, and we know that God called him to be the builder of the Temple that was in David’s heart. Today we read of the details of that building. It was magnificent and awe-inspiring, as the Temple of God should be, and all Israel was involved in the building.

Psalm 127 celebrates that God is the source of success in such building endeavors – whether in the Temple, or the city, or a family.

And Paul draws a parallel in Ephesians that we are built by God into the house (Temple) that God is building, with Jesus as the chief cornerstone.

The Church is an even more awe-inspiring edifice than the Temple was – a building full of beauty and life, constructed by God, and full of His presence!

Have a great day!

Mark.

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