Gospel Baptist Tabernacle
781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741
Where the Love of God
abounds, everyone is
Children’s Church taught
by Paul and Marsha Davis
June 15, 2014
Fifth Sunday June 29
Lakeview Voting Precinct
On Hudson Street behind Lakeview
Middle School on Cross Street.
There is no microwave.
Solomon made a deal with
King Hiram of Tyre to
purchase cedars and firs
King Hiram would
deliver them down
the coast of the
Mediterrean to Joppa.
1 Kings 6 1 And it came to pass in the four hundred
and eightieth year after the children of Israel were
come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of
Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif,
which is the second month, that he began to build
the house of the LORD.
We are not going to read the entire description of
the building of the temple, but there are some very
interesting points to see from chapter six.
(V 2-3) A cubit was about 18 inches. So the temple
was 90 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 45 feet high. It
was not large; it had only 2,700 square feet of floor
space. But it was strikingly beautiful in appearance
because of its white limestone, cedar, and gold
exterior. It had a large open front porch (portico)
that added 15 more feet to its length.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty.
4 And for the house he made windows of narrow
lights. 5 And against the wall of the house he built
chambers round about, against the walls of the
house round about, both of the temple and of the
oracle: and he made chambers round about:
7 And the house, when it was in building, was built
of stone made ready before it was brought thither:
so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any
tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in
Solomon had respect unto the house of God,
even before it was built.
That’s a good conviction to hold to.
11 And the Word of the LORD came to Solomon,
saying, 12 Concerning this house which thou art in
building, if thou wilt walk in My Statutes, and
execute My Judgments, and keep all My
Commandments to walk in them; then will I
perform My Word with thee, which I spake unto
David thy father: 13 And I will dwell among the
children of Israel, and will not forsake My people
Promise with a Prerequisite
Did Solomon do as God had said?
No. He married many foreign women and
began to follow after their gods.
The kingdom was split under the rule of his son.
Later both the northern half and the southern
half were taken into slavery.
14 So Solomon built the house, and finished it.
The good cannot outweigh the evil.
Ecclesiastes 7 8 Better is the end of a thing than the
beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better
than the proud in spirit.
Solomon finished the temple,
but then he went astray.
37 In the fourth year (of Solomon’s reign) was the
foundation of the house of the LORD laid, in the
month Zif: 38 And in the eleventh year (of
Solomon’s reign), in the month Bul, which is the
eighth month, was the house finished throughout
all the parts thereof, and according to all the
fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it.
Much time, labor, and expense.
The building of the temple was a very good work,
but no good works can cancel out disobedience.
Matthew 4 4 But Jesus answered and said, It is
written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by
Every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of
Proverbs 30 5 Every Word
of God is pure: He is a
shield unto them that put
their trust in Him.
We put our trust in God as we obey Him.
Proverbs 1 30 They would none of My Counsel:
they despised all My Reproof. 31 Therefore shall
they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled
with their own devices.
One who truly loves the Lord will not
demand his own way.
He will walk in
John 14 21 He that hath My Commandments, and
keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me: …
John 14 23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a
man love Me, he will keep My Words: and My
Father will love him, and We will come unto him,
and make Our abode with him.
Both faith in God and the love of God
produce obedience to the Word of God.
To love and trust God is more
than mere words.
It is a way of life.