Read 2 Chronicles 4
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Scripture- 2 Chronicles 4:11- Huram-abi also made the necessary washbasins, shovels, and bowls. So at last Huram-abi completed everything King Solomon had assigned him to make for the Temple of God.
Observations- Solomon and all of the craftsmen involved in the making the items for use in the Temple for the worship of God followed the details from God very carefully. That, of course, didn't mean that the artists didn't bring their best skill and creativity to the task. They wanted form and function, for the beauty of the crafted items would help the people be grasped by the awe of God.
Application- As we seek to honor God and serve Him, we want to bring our very best and most creative and joyful efforts to the table. Doing a "new thing" with God through Jesus' church isn't an indictment of what the church did in the past; rather it acknowledges that changes in each successive generation to reach people with the Good News is necessary. The message of truth and grace doesn't change, but the way we share it will.
Prayer- Lord, thank You for the example of faithfulness and attention to detail found here in Your Word. Work in and through us at New Hope to do fresh, new ministry and mission that honors You and keeps pointing people to a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ. We belong to You! Amen.
"That is what the Scriptures mean when God told him, 'I have made you the father of many nations.' This happened because Abraham believed in the God who brings the dead back to life and who creates new things out of nothing." (Romans 4:17),
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