NOT A SOUND
No sound of tools was heard on the temple mount when they constructed the temple! (1 Kings 6:7) This is quite incredible, not only for ancient times but also for modern. Can you imagine building ANYTHING and there being no tool sounds?!?!
This means they constructed the temple twice! They chiseled and cut and shaved each stone so that it would fit together without the slightest gap, IN THE QUARRY! Then they hauled it to the temple mount and fit the stones back together!
Amazing! What’s my point? Well 1 Peter 2:5 says we are “living stones being fit together into a spiritual house”. God is shaping each one of us, chiseling and cutting so that when we get to heaven NOT A SOUND of a “tool” will be heard because we will be finished, just as he wants us to be.
So, the next time you go through something rough or have conflict with another believer or endure true hardship, think of these things as God’s tools to shape you. Thank him and praise him for building you into his spiritual house. And remember when you get to see him in his glory NOT A SOUND of those tools will be heard! Amen!