Stone and Cedar

1 Kings Bible Background

05.03.2017 – Old Testament: 1Ki 6.36

To read the Bible in a year, read First Kings 6–7 on May 3, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

The Bible uses ink and paper to show us the temple that Solomon built, because it was a real temple, and not merely a picture in someone’s imagination. We may not be able to see the temple, but we can imagine its beauty, even in passages such as this one,

And he built the inner court with three rows of hewn stone and a row of cedar beams (1 Kings 6.36). 

I think wood and stone go good together, and cedar looks real good with stone, along with all the gold of the temple. Truly it must have been a beautiful site to behold. Picture in your mind what you read of the temple, and then ponder the fact that Heaven supersedes even Solomon’s temple!

Questions:

  • What do you think of wood and stone together, along with gold?
  • Have you worked with any of these things?

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