1 KINGS‬ ‭6‬:‭37‬-‭38‬ ‭‬‬

“The foundation of the Lord’s Temple was laid in midspring, in the month of Ziv, during the fourth year of Solomon’s reign. The entire building was completed in every detail by midautumn, in the month of Bul, during the eleventh year of his reign. So it took seven years to build the Temple.”

1 Kings‬ ‭6‬:‭37‬-‭38‬ ‭NLT‬‬

This passage details the massive undertaking that went into building the inner structure of the temple. What has always been interesting about it to me is the amount of fine detail that was installed by its craftsmen. It was not merely a type of material that was used, but it was a specific type of material that was used. Every object was meticulously at articulated as part of worship. In a very real sense, this is worship through artistic craftsmanship. Had Jesus been incarnate at this time, he might very well have been a temple craftsmen. We tend to think the ongoing artistic forms, like singing or drawing, are the only present forms of active worship. But when we see a great amount of detail placed into a price of stained glass or paneling, we must see this too as a sacrifice of praise. To that end, let us seek to give that to God our in craftsmanship. When we build, let us build in such a way that it flourished with respect and reverence for God. Let us do more than simply construct.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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