Solomon was prepared to build a spectacular Temple to honor God. He had contracted the best cedar artisan on earth and set out to build a wonder to the world! With great precision, each room was mapped out. Stones were cut, beams were hewed, and the workers were hired.
In the middle of the building program, God meets with Solomon to make certain that even though he was building a masterpiece to honor God, there was something more important: Living for God!
You see, what is most important to God is not construction and buildings but people. We build buildings. God builds people. God reminded Solomon that his greatest responsibility was to obey God’s commands. We can never get so caught up in buildings that we forget that God’s greatest Temple is us! He gets glory from us! Let Him come and live in your life today.
Tomorrow’s Reading: 1 Kings 7:1-51; Acts 7:30-50; Psalm 128:1-6; Proverbs 16:31-33