2 Chronicles 3 & 4: The Most Holy Place
Verse of the Day: (4:22) And the snuffers, and the basons, and the spoons, and the censers, of pure gold: and the entry of the house, the inner doors thereof for the most holy place, and the doors of the house of the temple, were of gold.
1. Moriah (3:1-17)
Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where the LORD appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite. (3:1)
Mount Moriah, the site where King Solomon built God’s majestic and magnificent house of God was also the same site as the threshingfloor of Ornan, the Jebusite, where He appeared before David as the latter built an altar and sacrificed his burnt offering to Him as he had sinned against Him by numbering Israel. (1 Chronicles 21). In fact, mount Moriah was also the site where God tested Abraham’s faith as He commanded him to offer his only son, Isaac as a sacrifice to Him. (Genesis 22:1-14) Most importantly, mount Moriah was the site where God sacrificed His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, at Golgotha or mount Calvary which is the highest point of mount Moriah. (Matthew 27:33-3) Indeed, by God’s abundant mercies and amazing grace, we are now God’s houses as well as living sacrifices at our own “mount Moriah” as the Holy Spirit dwells in us once we believe in and receive the Lord Jesus as our personal Saviour. (2 Corinthians 6:16-18)
2. Make (4:1-18)
Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for the weight of the brass could not be found out. (4:18)
Solomon made everything from the most important mammoth foundation to the little snuffer according to God’s specification and with the best materials and workmanship. There was no short-cut or cutting corners in the entire construction of the building project as everything was done with hard and heart work for God’s glory and praise. Let us therefore love and serve the Lord with all our hearts knowing that we have victory through Him and our labour is never in vain in Him. Indeed, we never die, as when we die we actually sleep to be waking up in heaven to see our Saviour Jesus. (John 11:25-26)
3. Most (4:19-22)
And Solomon made all the vessels that were for the house of God, the golden altar also, and the tables whereon the showbread was set; (4:19)
God commanded Solomon to that all the snuffers, basons, spoons, censers, the entry of the house and inner doors must be made of pure gold. Indeed, let us give our best in whatever we do, be it our study, work or ministry in the name of Jesus Christ, as we are His most holy place, and He indwells us once we believe in Him. (Colossians 3:17-25)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that Your most holy place is in me as I believe in You.