06/12/2018 — 1 Kings Chapter 7; & 2 Chronicles Chapter 4
In these chapters we see King Solomon complete the furnishings of the Temple and they are magnificent!
1 Kings 7: It took Solomon thirteen years, however, to complete the construction of his palace.
Note that the details in Kings and Chronicles relay that his own house took longer to build and was larger than the temple. This may cause us to believe that Solomon was more interested in his own splendor that that of the Lord. However, keep in mind that neither the materials (assembled by David) nor the total manpower was spent on his home. Still, as we will see later Solomon is beginning to separate his own needs and glory from that of the Nation.