2 Chronicles Chapter 4

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2 Chronicles 4

1 Moreover he made an altar of brass, twenty cubits the length thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof, and ten cubits the height thereof.

2 Also he made a molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and five cubits the height thereof; and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.

3 And under it was the similitude of oxen, which did compass it round about: ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about. Two rows of oxen were cast, when it was cast.

4 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward.

5 And the thickness of it was an handbreadth, and the brim of it like the work of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies; and it received and held three thousand baths.

6 He made also ten lavers, and put five on the right hand, and five on the left, to wash in them: such things as they offered for the burnt offering they washed in them; but the sea was for the priests to wash in.

7 And he made ten candlesticks of gold according to their form, and set them in the temple, five on the right hand, and five on the left.

8 He made also ten tables, and placed them in the temple, five on the right side, and five on the left. And he made an hundred basons of gold.

9 Furthermore he made the court of the priests, and the great court, and doors for the court, and overlaid the doors of them with brass.

10 And he set the sea on the right side of the east end, over against the south.

11 And Huram made the pots, and the shovels, and the basons. And Huram finished the work that he was to make for king Solomon for the house of God;

12 To wit, the two pillars, and the pommels, and the chapiters which were on the top of the two pillars, and the two wreaths to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which were on the top of the pillars;

13 And four hundred pomegranates on the two wreaths; two rows of pomegranates on each wreath, to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which were upon the pillars.

14 He made also bases, and lavers made he upon the bases;

15 One sea, and twelve oxen under it.

16 The pots also, and the shovels, and the fleshhooks, and all their instruments, did Huram his father make to king Solomon for the house of the Lord of bright brass.

17 In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredathah.

18 Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for the weight of the brass could not be found out.

19 And Solomon made all the vessels that were for the house of God, the golden altar also, and the tables whereon the shewbread was set;

20 Moreover the candlesticks with their lamps, that they should burn after the manner before the oracle, of pure gold;

21 And the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, made he of gold, and that perfect gold;

22 And the snuffers, and the basons, and the spoons, and the censers, of pure gold: and the entry of the house, the inner doors thereof for the most holy place, and the doors of the house of the temple, were of gold.

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35 thoughts on “2 Chronicles Chapter 4

  1. HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH

    18 Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for the weight of the brass could not be found out.
    19 And Solomon made all the vessels that were for the house of God, the golden altar also, and the tables whereon the shewbread was set;

    As humans we possess the ability and opportunity to choose what we will do with time, talent and treasure. We witness a tremendous example of this principal here from Solomon.

    1. TIME – Solomon was relententless in his effort, which most likely included oversight of the production of vessels so many that the weight of them could not be found.

    2. TALENT – Solomon was faithful to make vessels of every kind for the house of GOD.

    3. TREASURE – Vessels were made in abundance that was immeasurable of brass and gold.

    GOD knows our ability, GOD also knows our willingness. We must prepare ourselves to be ABLE, but ability is worthless without willingness.

    May GOD help us to commit ourselves to give ourselves away and allow him to declare HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH.

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  2. 22 And the snuffers, and the basons, and the spoons, and the censers, of pure gold: and the entry of the house, the inner doors thereof for the most holy place, and the doors of the house of the temple, were of gold.

    Gold is one of the most valuable commodities of today. Let us gain from this that yes it costs us to enter into His presence but it’s also the most valuable place we could ever be.

    So, what does it cost us? Our will for His will which “His ways are higher” than ours anyway so, the truth is we gain!

  3. 18. Solomon used such great quantities of bronze that its weight could not be determined. NLT

    Since the weight of precious metals used could not be determined, the monetary value could also not be determined.
    Today, we may be able to calculate how much a new church building cost, but we’ll never be able to calculate the spiritual value. Only God knows how many souls can be added to His kingdom because we are here; and Jesus didn’t lay down His life for gold or bronze, but for souls – how do you put a value on that?

  4. This chapter today is about Solomon finishing the temple
    I am amazed all the things Solomon used and did all the work he put in just to build god temple Solomon was determine to bulid and finish the temple of god.

  5. Nothing is too good for my God. I can’t even begin to imagine what the temple looked like. But now after Jesus resurrection we are now the temple he dwells in. So how do we keep ourselves? How beautiful are we to him? What can we do in order to be holy before the only true God? What do I need to do, to take out of my life so I am pure? Thank you Jesus that you dwell inside of us.

  6. Every time we come into the kingdom of God we need to give nothing but the best to Him!!

    Just as they put the greatest of everything they could find into the temple, we the temple of God must do the same!!

  7. 18 Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for the weight of the brass could not be found out.

    19 And Solomon made all the vessels that were for the house of God, the golden altar also, and the tables whereon the shewbread was set;

  8. 21 And the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, made he of gold, and that perfect gold;

    Every detail down to even the flowers were made of perfect gold.
    Perfected! For the beauty of the temple of God. Lord perfect us even as every detail in the temple that Solomon built. It is only through God’s design and our willingness to be That perfect gold. As in warrior prayer last night our pastor made sure that even the music was what needed to be played perfecting the atmosphere that should be created. Even down to the flowers…………….

  9. iLove to Grow in the Word
    2 Chronicles 4:7 NLT He then cast ten gold lampstands according to the specifications that had been given, and he put them in the Temple. Five were placed against the south wall, and five were placed against the north wall.

    It’s always very important to follow the details. Much insight and planning was done through God’s counsel to Solomon. Can you imagine if the builders and workers decided to change the plan…my goodness, there would be heads rolling. What if you were to build your brand new dream home and knew the plans backward and forward and the builder decided to change the plan…Oh wow, it would be on…Now think about this, God made the plan of salvation and set it into effect through the blood of Jesus. The plan was written and foundation laid. Ha, who in the world are these builders who come and change God’s plan? Who are they to say that baptism doesn’t matter and the Holy Ghost doesn’t matter. Or, Jesus name baptism doesn’t matter…

    Stay with the plan and stay cool.

  10. 18 Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for the weight of the brass could not be found out.

    The grandeur of the Temple can not be measured. The House of the Lord can be physically measure but it’s grandeur, the importance, His presence, and His Holy Ghost can not!!! What a great feeling it is to go to the House of the Lord, to worship Him alone, and experience His presence and Glory!!! Thank You Jesus and Thank You Bro & Sis Watts for providing us with a temple to Worship our Lord and Saviour!!! God is so Good and I am so Holy Ghost proud of POFW!!!!

  11. 2 Chronicles 4:17 (NLT)
    17 The king had them cast in clay molds in the Jordan Valley between Succoth and Zarethan.

    Between the booths, and the fortress the instruments used by God in his temple were cast in brass.

    Booths – home, family life, provision, plenty

    Fortress – wealth, protection, armory, stronghold

    Ministry is cast in brass – sacrifice, the altar

    Though the work was performed at the temple the preparation took place between family life, and the war. The preparation determines victory or defeat.

    We must protect our homes, and families. Strong homes means strong churches.

  12. 18 Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for the weight of the brass could not be found out.
    Solomon and the people of God exhausted their resources to give to the kingdom of God. They all gave their very best to the Lord. We should do or very best to give God everything that we can because he deserves it all!

  13. The MSG version calls this chapter “TEMPLE FURNISHINGS.”

    if the Lord is so specific in the Word about furnishings of the temple that Solomon built for Him, what makes us think He is not particular about how we furnish His temple now? We are the temple of the Lord.

    What makes us think that God is not concerned with what we put into our temple (thoughts, what we place in front of our eyes, what we listen to, what we see etc)

    1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

  14. 4 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward.

    I found it interesting the mention that their hinder parts were inward. In the animal kingdom predators will attack the hinder parts first, generally. Most prey have some defense systems built into their front parts (head). First that is where the eyes and ears are. Some have horns, there are generally teeth and if the prey can see the attack coming, can better defend itself. There is also safety in numbers. These twelve can withstand many attacks that a lone oxen would not survive. Also knowing their herd members have their backs may inspire a weaker oxen to give an extra effort.

    The same theories works for those who follow after Christ. Gather our fellow believers and ask them to stand with us. Face the enemy head-on. Use the weapons of warfare God has given us.

    Ephesians 6:14-18
    14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
    15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
    16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
    17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
    18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

  15. 2 Chronicles 4: 3 Below the rim figures of bulls encircled it ten to a cubit. The bulls were cast in two rows in one piece with the Sea. The sea stood on twelve bulls three facing west three facing south and three facing east. The Sea rested on top of them and their hinderquarters were towards the center. It was a handbreadth in thickness and its rim was like the rim of a cup like a lily blossom. It held three thousand baths. He then made ten basins for washing and place five on the south side and five on the north. In them the things to be used for the burnt offerings were rinsed but the Sea was to be used by the priest for washing.

    We are the Temple of the of the Holy Spirit we must pray before every service so that are hearts are cleansed that nothing would hinder his worship as we come before him. Worship Is How We Step Into His holy place thank you Jesus for making it possible but we must work and do our part.

  16. 1 Corinthians 6
    9 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

    20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

  17. 2 Chronicles 4:18, “Then Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance; for the weight of the brass could not be found out.”

    Solomon never keep an account for what he made and gave to building a house for God. We too should never keep an accout for what we do and give to the work of God’s kingdom; “But God, I did this or that, I gave this or that.” So whatever we do or give to the kingdom of God, do it to the Glory of God, do it with a willing and joyful heart.

  18. “He made also ten lavers, and put five on the right hand, and five on the left, to wash in them: such things as they offered for the burnt offering they washed in them; but the sea was for the priests to wash in.” The word of God (Jesus) records the purpose as washing. One should be thankful for the sacrifice of Jesus (God), which washes one clean of all one’s sin; however only if one sincerely asks him. Dear God, give us a heart and mind that desires such a washing. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  19. “And Huram made the pots, and the shovels, and the basons. And Huram finished the work that he was to make for king Solomon for the house of God”. Huram’s responsibilities were fulfilled; whereas Solomon’s had just begun. All have responsibilities that are too be fulfilled, and oftentimes before another’s can even begin. Therefore we should all seek the Lord too ensure we are accomplishing our intended part, regardless of any obstacles. God, help us fulfill the work that you have set before us, in Jesus name.

  20. v4 Moreover he made a bronze altar: twenty cubits was its length, twenty cubits its width, and ten cubits its height.

    I use to be around older folks when I was growing up and they would kneel in prayer before Church service . In prayer they would ask GOD to cleanse the atmosphere . They would ask GOD to remove the dust of the world off of them, as they came into HIS PRESENCE
    We are responsible for cleansing ourselves from every habit and attitude that would hinder the purpose of GOD in out lives.

    2 Corinthians 7:1
    Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

    Thanks be to GOD for our altar in our life.

  21. Everyone and everything has a purpose in God’s kingdom. Nothing is there by coincidence. Don’t be deceived into thinking that even the most minor thing/detail (in our eyes) is insignificant.

  22. 18 Solomon used such great quantities of bronze that its weight could not be determined. (NLT)

    The value of His Spirit, the change it makes and salvation it brings is invaluable. Our temples, our souls are invaluable to Him!

  23. Gold, pure gold, perfect gold

    I can only imagine how lavish the temple was decorated with gold. To the extreme that Solomon went in decorating all the furniture and utensils for the use of the burnt offerings was fascinating.

    Some people might think it was a exaggeration, but to build a house for God, how much can we give. The bible says that we are the temple of God. Are we that temple decorated for his glory? Will God be pleased with the temple that we provide for him?
    Will God be honored by how we have adorned our temples for his glory?

    Think about it?

  24. 18All these things that Solomon made amounted to so much that the weight of the bronze could not be calculated.
    David
    God always gives us more than enough and here we see that the weight of the brass could not be calculated. It’s like the promise God made to Abraham that his descendants in Gen 22:17 would number the stars in the sky and the sand on the sea shore. We serve a more than generous and merciful God. We are to serve him with the same generosity and servant like hearts. Doing this we display Jesus to those and encourage them to minister to others in the same fashion. God is our model to live by and for to set the world on fire. God will always be more than enough.

  25. I am blown away at the intricate details that the Word uses to describe all the work that went into building the temple. I do not believe God wasted any space in the Bible and every word has a deep meaning to why God chose to allow it to be apart of his Word. God has made it a huge deal to keep in, what others may consider trivial, small details of all that went into working to building the Temple.

    And to add to what Bro Valentin said, If the word of God spent that much time placing high value on the work that went into building the Temple and how incredibly it needed to honored, Can we imagine how much more work God put into making his everlasting temple in the body of Christ? How much more value does God place in us and how we treat and build ourselves according to the Gospel.

  26. Solomon went all out with the construction of the temple. Everything was done so elaborately in lavish display all plated in precious metals. Our God his to us promises without measure so we can return the blessing to be used in ministry to the house of God. We can use our resources like time, talent and treasure to go above and beyond for the Gospel sake.

  27. With all the gold and brass that went into this temple you can emagine the cost. In today’s time it would have been something out of this world. We have a nice but very simple building that we have to to help build but it doesn’t compare to what Solomons people sacrificed for their building campaign. When people start sacrificing out of their living God takes notice and helps out. Look at the widow woman with the two mites. If we could catch this concept it would change the dynamics of our church completely. It takes all of us!

  28. This chapter describes the furnishings of the temples. The provisions were set in place and the plans drawn. The interior prices of the temple would be made from raw materials.

  29. This chapter focuses on different pieces used for the kingdom. Each piece had a purpose and was made from a specific material. We each have a purpose in His kingdom. We may not be made from the same material (life experiences/skills) but we each have a purpose.

  30. In this chapter we see so many details, orders, and gold including specifications of placements of every aspect of the temple/furnishings. Everything down to the shovels/forks was important and fashioned as Solomon requested it to be. We too as the temple of God should fashion every detail of our lives to His specifications.

  31. Thankful that the Lord is attentive to details. If he’s concerned with details to a physical temple he’s concerned with the details of our lives. In the New Testament our bodies are his temple. Is attentive to our details. But we also must put forth our best. No cutting corners no halfheartedness!

  32. Everything that was given or offered was in abundabce and the best. The same we should offer to God. We need to catch that revelation that the Lord is All that we need.

  33. When you’re doing a work for the Lord, you have this satisfying feeling. A feeling of accomplishment. When we work for God, we are working to help others. It’s not all about what God can do for me, but rather what I can do for God. That spirit of humility and the ability to serve will take you higher and bring you closer in your walk with God.

  34. 18 Solomon used such great quantities of bronze that its weight could not be determined.

    All these workers building the temple, I’m sure they felt a sense of accomplishment as they were completing the temple. So much gold and bronze was used, they lost count. All that mattered to them, was they were serving God.

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