1 Kings 7:1-51
1 Kings 7:1 – 1 Kings 6:38 says Solomon spent seven years building the temple, but we contrast that with how long he spent building his house. The temple was 60x20x30 cubits, (I Kings 6:2), while Solomon’s was 100x50x30 cubits, approximately 4x the cubic volume.
1 Kings 7:42 – Why does God give all these details? Remember Exodus 28:2 and Exodus 28:40? For glory and for beauty. God designs beautiful things for us to enjoy and appreciate.
Acts 7:32 – Stephen reiterates the message Peter preached in Acts 3:22 – “him shall ye hear.” This is the key messianic prophecy of the early New Testament age – Deuteronomy 18:15 and Deuteronomy 18:18 is the source.
Acts 7:39 – “would not obey” – when a great theme message of the Bible is obedience.
Acts 7:41 – Aaron claimed he cast the gold into the fire and “there came out this calf (Exodus 32:24), but Exodus 32:4 states he fashioned it with a graving tool, and made the molten calf. Here Stephen reiterates the disobedience of his people.
Acts 7:45 – Jesus and Joshua are the same name, just transliterated from Greek to Hebrew to English.
Acts 7:49 – Why the mention of the temple? Because the charge was of destroying the temple (Acts 6:14). Stephen shows that the Old Testament allowed the temple but did not command a temple.
Psalm 128:1 – Next time I’m going to keep track of how many times we’re reminded to obey the Lord, walk in His ways, etc.
Proverbs 16:33 – The control of the Virginia House of Representatives in 2017 was settled by a coin toss. Read about how people are delegating to “chance” today in USA Today, but remember that even “chance” is of the Lord.