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2 Chronicles 9:17-19

“Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold. The throne had six steps, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne; there were armrests on either side of the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the armrests. Twelve lions stood there, one on each side of the six steps; nothing like this had been made for any other kingdom.”

When Solomon built the temple in Jerusalem, he spared nothing. It was believed to be the most beautiful man-made structure on earth. It was a most holy place, for it was the dwelling place of God Almighty among men. Today, the temple is gone and nothing on earth reveals such glory as it once did. But for us as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, the best is yet to come. If such glorious detail has been recorded about what this temple looked like, then how much more exquisite is heaven’s dwelling place? Heaven is where you and I will one day reside. But for now, the glorious dwelling of God is the Holy Spirit’s presence within every true believer. The physical ornaments and displays of such a beautiful, earthly temple as in Solomon’s day, only vaguely hints of what the glories of our eternal residence with God will be like. Be encouraged, dear believer, that as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” – Only unspeakable, unfathomable, unsearchable riches await you as your Master craftsman, your Savior, and your Carpenter has prepared for you.

– Pastor Jack

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