1 Kings 6:1-6 New Life Version (NLV) Solomon Builds the House of God 6 In the 480th year after the people of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s rule over Israel, in the month of Ziv, the second month, he began to build the house of the Lord.2 The house which King Solomon built for the Lord was as long as thirty long steps, as wide as ten long steps, and eight times taller than a man.3 All along the front of the House of God was a porch ten long steps long and five long steps wide. It was as long as the house was wide.4 He made windows for the house with beautiful cross-pieces.5 He made a building of rooms against the outer walls of three sides of the house. These rooms were three floors high.6 The bottom floor was as wide as three steps. The second floor was as wide as three long steps. And the third floor was as wide as four steps. For around the outside of the house he made places for the large wood cross-pieces to rest on. That way they would not need to be put into holes in the walls of the house. New Life Version(NLV) Copyright © 1969 by Christian Literature International These are my thoughts, please share yours. 1 It was a very important project that they started it does not give as much detail about any other building built in all of scripture because this was the house of the Lord. Sometimes starting is the hardest but it takes that to finish. 2 This was a massive building it was put on the temple mount and could be seen thru out the city once it was finished. 3 This porch would be where many people would meet the priests at, the Levities were the only ones allowed in the temple. 4 The windows gave a light to such a large building. 5 The building was bigger then the normal house more then double the size that is because God deserves more then we have to give Him. 6 This building was designed to be God’s house so Solomon made the best building he ever built. God is not housed in a building though this was just the place God would be served thru sacrifice but worship was not limited to the temple and today just as worship is not limited to the temple it is not limited to church but worshiping the Lord should be a part of our ever day life.