Great Work for God

A Great Work for God

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

Solomon knew that the temple had to be built with excellence. Why? Because it was being built for God. It was a witness about God Himself. This excellence had to be reflected in every detail. And it had to be built by the best
workers and craftsmen.

To accomplish this goal, he asked Hiram, the king of Tyre, to send the right materials, as well as “a skilled man” to work with the “skilled workers” in Israel (v. 7). Hiram agreed to Solomon’s requests, praising him for his wisdom and commitment. He also blessed God because He had given David “a wise son, endowed with discretion and understanding” (v. 12).

Solomon kept emphasizing that he was doing something “great and wonderful” because it was being built for God and represented God Himself (v. 9). Solomon also acknowledged that even this temple could not measure up to God’s greatness. “Who is able to build a house for Him?” (v. 6).

Solomon provides a model for us. The reality is that everything we do should be done in the name of the Lord. We are His witnesses. Everything in our lives should bring Him honor and glory, for He is great and worthy to be praised.

Today, commit to doing everything as unto the Lord. Live so your life is a witness to His greatness. Serve Him with excellence and humility. Remember, you are His representative.