Epistles of Thomas

October 6, 2009

2 Chronicles 4-6

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Chapter 4 describes the temple’s furnishings. Not surprisingly, the gold King David had collected is put to use making an altar, tables, lampstands, and other assorted items (4:19-22). In chapter five the ark is brought successfully into the temple and placed in the holy of holies. All the leaders of Israel are present and the sheep and cattle sacrificed are uncountable. The blood flowed freely in Jerusalem that day. They sang praises to the Lord: “He is good; his love endures forever” and the temple was filled with the cloud of the Lord which is his glory.

Chapter six provides us with the record of Solomon’s temple dedication speech and prayer. It is important to note that he proclaimed this as not just a temple for Israel but for all the nations, requesting of God: “…Do whatever the foreigner asks of you, so that all the peoples of the earth may know your name and fear you, as do your own people Israel, and may know that this house I have built bears your Name” (vv32-33). Indeed, may all the peoples of earth know the Lord our God.

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