Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house

2 Chronicles 3

2 Chronicles 3:1

This was the place where Abraham offered up Isaac, and near by the spot where the Lord Jesus suffered as the Lamb which God had provided for sacrifice. The place of sacrifice and atonement is the ordained position of the Church of God.

2 Chronicles 3:6

The timber work was costly, but yet it was overlaid with pure gold, of the best kind, and this was adorned with precious stones. The Lord’s church is not to be built without vast cost, for it is very precious in his eyes.

2 Chronicles 3:7-13

Did these symbolize angels? We think so: and they are here represented as standing on their feet as servants, and not as sitting upon thrones like gods. We do not worship angels, but we worship with angels, joining in their solemn hymn of praise unto the Lord of all.

2 Chronicles 3:14

This veiled the sanctuary, for it was a dark dispensation, and the way into the holiest was not yet manifest.

2 Chronicles 3:17

and called the name of that on the right hand Jachin he will establish

2 Chronicles 3:17

and the name of that on the left Boaz (or, in him is strength). These were vast columns intended for glory and for beauty. The Church is the noblest design of the Great Architect. Holy Scripture gives us a full account of the various parts of the temple, and the different articles of furniture. Everything was ordained of God, and full of instruction, and the effect of the whole must have been beyond measure magnificent.


Go, worship at Immanuel’s feet,

See in himself what glories meet,

No gold or cedar can express

His worth, his glory, and his grace.


Is he a temple? I adore

Th’ indwelling majesty and power;

And still to this most holy place,

Whene’er I pray I turn my face.


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