That’s one shiny temple!

1 Kings 7:45-47  All these objects that Huram made for King Solomon for the temple of the LORD were of burnished bronze. The king had them cast in clay molds in the plain of the Jordan between Succoth and Zarethan. Solomon left all these things unweighed, because there were so many; the weight of the bronze was not determined. 

This was one ornate temple that Solomon built.  Our text in chapters 6 and 7 are very detailed as to what went into it.  We have silver, gold, and …. pomegranates? I guess they were a big deal back then.  Everything was measured carefully.  We know its height, length, weight, and shoe size.  But we will never know about the bronze.  There was just too much of it.  Now that’s one shiny temple!

There were so many bronze pieces that it was nearly impossible to measure, we read.  While that statement may not seem that significant, it tells us something about the provision of the Lord.  You see, as Solomon set out to build the Lord’s temple, he had very specific instructions.  Basically he needed a whole lot of supplies.  And here’s the thing: God supplied all of his needs.  He supplied them to the point that he could no longer keep track of how much provision there was.

As we walk in the Lord’s will for our life, I believe we will discover the same thing.  God will pour out His blessings on us to the point of not being able to keep track.  That may look like an overflow of money or maybe an overflow of peace.  Shoot, I have friends with an overflow of kids.  I’m not sure how they keep track! 🙂  But God will overflow in our lives as we pursue Him.  I have experienced His goodness and want to shout it from the rooftops!  So let’s pursue God with our whole lives today and ask for HIS overflowing provision.

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