Sunday, June 19, 2022

King Solomon’s Temple (1 Kings 3, 5-11) QUESTIONS

The Temple of Solomon

READ 1 Kings 5:3-5

What would have happened if David had focused on building a temple instead of fighting wars and building a kingdom?

What can we expect from Solomon’s Temple, given the fact that he built it in an opportune moment without sacrifice?


READ 1 Kings 6:11-14

What opportunity did the Lord give to Solomon and his people with the building of the Temple?

How does the Temple symbolize the deliverance and exodus from Egypt?

How does the Temple symbolize our journey back into the presence of God?

How does the Temple symbolize Christ Himself?

How many divisions existed in the Temple and what do they symbolize?


READ D&C 84:23-24

Who was intended to enter the Holy of Holies?

READ Isaiah 1:11-12

Why are God’s people to go to the Temple?


As a point of interest, the entrance to the temple is to the east (on the eastern side of the building), so when one travels through the Temple from the Gate to the Holy of Holies, one is traveling west; what implications might exist for you, since the temple is symbolic of the journey back to the presence of God (see TSJ John 21:4-8)?  Is your heart “turned towards the west” or “replenished from the east”?                                                                                                   



How Solomon Gained His Wisdom

READ 1 Kings 3:5-15 and 2 Chronicles 1:7

Did Christ visit Solomon at night or did the king dream this?

Under what circumstances does the Lord grant a wish or request like this?


READ 1 Kings 3:16-28

Whose wisdom is being demonstrated here?


READ 1 Kings 5:29-34 and 11:2-11

How does Solomon gain the gift of wisdom?

What kingdom is being referred to here that Solomon has forfeited?

How did Solomon fall from his calling and election?

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