Enjoy the sight

1 Kings Bible Background

05.03.2019 Old Testament: 1Ki 6.31–35

To read the Bible in a year, read First Kings 6–7 on May 3, In the year of our Lord 2019

By Don Ruhl

The Bible provides details of the beauty of Solomon’s temple. As you read the following text, picture in your mind the things the writer paints before your eyes,

For the entrance of the inner sanctuary he made doors of olive wood; the lintel and doorposts were one-fifth of the wall. The two doors were of olive wood; and he carved on them figures of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold; and he spread gold on the cherubim and on the palm trees. So for the door of the sanctuary he also made doorposts of olive wood, one-fourth of the wall. And the two doors were of cypress wood; two panels comprised one folding door, and two panels comprised the other folding door. Then he carved cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers on them, and overlaid them with gold applied evenly on the carved work.

–1 Kings 6.31–35 

That pictured a beautiful sight. We can also know that the workers did their best, for they knew they did it for the Lord.

The Bible tells us that whatever we do, we should do it as to the Lord. What are you doing today? Be like the workers of Solomon’s temple and put your best effort into it, because ultimately, you do it not for man, but for the Lord.


  • If the Lord asked you in person to do something, in what manner would you do it?
  • Do you think the things you do everyday are for the Lord?

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