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01 October, 2016

Search The Scriptures —Study 6 — 1 Kings 7:13 – 8:11

Study 6 From the Book of 1 Kings is: 1 Kings 7:13 – 8:11

Today's portion describes (a) the making of the brass (or bronze) furnishings and implements for the Temple court, 7:13-47; (b) the golden furniture and utensils for the house itself, 7:48-50. Many of the details are difficult to grasp, but it is possible to distinguish the two great pillars, with their ornamental capitals, the great basin resting upon twelve oxen, and the ten carriages with wheels, richly ornamental, and carrying lavers; and also within the house the golden altar of incense, the table of shew bread, and ten candlesticks or lampstands. There was also a brass altar in the Temple court, which is mentioned later (see 8:64)
  1. What may we learn concerning our own service for Christ from the spirit and aim that animated Solomon (cf. 2 Cor. 9: 7; Rom. 12:11), and from the fact that he pursued the task through seven years until it was finished (cf Acts 14:26; 20:24; 2 Tim. 4:7, Lk. 14:28, 29)?
  2. Finally, when all was prepared, the ark was brought in to the place reserved for it under the wings of the cherubim in the most holy place. Is the Lord Christ thus enthroned in you, His temple? Cf. Eph. 3:16, 17. In what ways is His indwelling manifested in your life.?