2 Chronicles 3:1-5:1

  1. All that human skill and wealth could do (note how many times the word ‘gold’ occurs in these chapters) was done.
    Yet it was still inadequate. Why?
    See Heb. 9:1-10, which, though spoken of the tabernacle, is equally applicable to the temple.
  2. Solomon’s temple has long since passed away (see 36:19), as have the temples that succeeded it.
    Is there, then, today a place where men may draw near to God?
    See Heb. 10:19-22.

Note. 3:3. ‘The old standard’: a reference to the cubit in use before the exile, which was a handbreadth larger than that used later.