1 Kings 6:19-38: Holy and Glorious God
No Israelite apart from the priests would be able to enter the temple, and no priest but the High priest could enter the holy of holies, and that only once a year. For this reason 1 Kings 6 would have been of special fascination to the Israelite. Never seeing it with their own eyes they would hang on the verbal descriptions. Recognising the importance of the house and how each part had significance, the Israelite could ponder each part to gain more information about God. They would have picked up on the fact that more attention os paid to the interior that the exterior. We said last week that the house speaks of at least three aspects of God. That He is a God of beauty, glory and holiness. Today we continue looking at God’s glory and holiness.