A House of Prayer (1 Kings 5-8)

We come to a portion of scripture that gives great detail about the construction of the temple under Solomon’s reign. Yet again we can be tempted to rush through these chapters because it seems to be a record of extraordinary details without a discernible purpose. But what we are told about the temple tells us much about God’s intention for how he would live with us and how we are to live our lives for him. So let us carefully look at 1 Kings 5-8 and consider these pictures of the temple and their significance for the people of God…

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