The pastor, author, and educator Charles Swindoll once said, “The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.” In building anything, it takes some vision, planning, and decision making. Whether it’s building a house, a skyscraper, or a winning team, attention to every detail is important.
In the last chapter, Ezekiel received a tour of the courts and now in Ezekiel 41, he gets a detailed tour of the temple. As I read today, I’m imagining his emotions as he is given this exclusive tour; the awe with which he looks at these rooms or the intricate detail like in the carvings of cherubim and palm trees. In further research, I found that a cubit is around 20 inches.
In reviewing history, the first Temple was built by King Solomon in 957 BC but was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BC. The passage today is the vision of the second Temple which was built at the same location on the Temple Mount of the old city of Jerusalem around 538 BC after the exiles returned. It dominated the skyline of the city for centuries.
In Matthew 2, Jesus predicted the destruction of the Temple which came about during the Roman siege of Jerusalem around 70 AD. Jesus also taught that we are the Temple of God and that His Spirit lives in each of us. In building this day with God, know that in you is the Holy Spirit; pray without ceasing by conversing with God while shopping, driving, working, or whatever task you do. Here is a video to inspire a great day with God: Sanctus Real – The Redeemer .
Today my prayer is to enjoy the amazing presence of God in everything I do.