Carving for the glory of God

1 Kings Bible Background

05.03.2015 Old Testament: 1Ki 6.29–30

To read the Bible in a year, read First Kings 6–7 on May 3, In the year of our Lord 2015

By Don Ruhl

Solomon hired a skilled craftsman to carve beautiful things for the temple, including the walls, and he overlaid the floor with gold,

Then he carved all the walls of the temple all around, both the inner and outer sanctuaries, with carved figures of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers. And the floor of the temple he overlaid with gold, both the inner and outer sanctuaries (1 Kings 6.29–30). 

For how many years had this man carved things? Did he ever realize that he would have a chance to do it for God’s glory? Truly, the craftsman/artist should have been doing whatever he did to the glory of God, even before the man did this work on the temple.

What do you do? Do you do it for God’s glory now? If so, what does He have in store for you to do later?

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