Gold, gold, and more gold

1 Chronicles Bible Background

05.30.2017 Old Testament: 1Ch 28.15–18

To read the Bible in a year, read First Chronicles 28–29 on May 30, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

David had been saving up for a long time for the building of the temple, and we are not talking about pennies,

…the weight for the lampstands of gold, and their lamps of gold, by weight for each lampstand and its lamps; for the lampstands of silver by weight, for the lampstand and its lamps, according to the use of each lampstand. And by weight he gave gold for the tables of the showbread, for each table, and silver for the tables of silver; also pure gold for the forks, the basins, the pitchers of pure gold, and the golden bowls—he gave gold by weight for every bowl; and for the silver bowls, silver by weight for every bowl; and refined gold by weight for the altar of incense, and for the construction of the chariot, that is, the gold cherubim that spread their wings and overshadowed the ark of the covenant of the LORD (1 Chronicles 28.15–18). 

The finest, most beautiful, and malleable metal was for worshiping the God of heaven. This did not come cheaply, but through wars and other means, David acquired this great wealth.


  • Do you offer the best of yourself to the Lord in worship?
  • How significant is it, if we do not make much of a sacrifice to God?

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