10 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the Lord, and the king’s house,
The kings house? This really stuck out to me, so I took a look at the house. I don’t mean to be critical of Solomon, I mean, he was the wisest man that ever lived and God granted him favor all over the place.
As I constantly state, the Lord is not impressed with huge buildings and programs and such; however, Solomon went to great lengths to tell everyone that he was building this massive temple for the Lord because the Lord was the biggest God in the land. I couldn’t help but notice that Solomon’s pad was bigger, more ornate and took more than twice the time to build.
Perhaps that’s why the Lord came to Solomon to warn him about keeping the Lord’s statues and integrity of heart.
It’s not about the actual size of the building, but how much room it takes up in your heart. God should have the biggest spot, the most prominent spot, the spot that gets the most traffic, the most care. It’s all His anyway, why not dedicate it back to Him?