I was reading in the book of 1 Kings about Solomon.
In Chapter 7, the building of Solomon’s palace is recorded. It is really interesting to read.
Using The Message version of the Bible, it was a little easier to understand about the measurements of the beautiful rooms, colonnades, the foundations of beautiful huge stones, and the ‘pool’ or sea that could hold approximately 11,500 gallons of water.
Solomon’s temple must have been very beautiful. It took him thirteen years to build it.
Here is a link in case you would like to read Chapter 7: 1 Kings:7 (The Message)
Solomon hired a man who had the skill of working with Brass.
13 And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre.
14 He was a widow’s son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work.
Hiram’s workmanship was noticed by a great King. Hiram was a skilled worker, filled with wisdom, and understanding, and had amazing talent in working with brass.
We can learn a lesson from Hiram, — to do our work well, to gain wisdom, and understanding, and to pick something, and do it well, even when we think no one sees.
Hiram didn’t sound like a man who had a ‘no care’ attitude, he had a ‘can do’ attitude. He accomplished great things, and became part of the history told about in the Bible.
Dear God, please help me to do my work well. Help me to gain wisdom, and understanding. Give me skillful hands, and a willing heart. Help me to do my work to please You. Thank You. In Jesus’s Name, Amen.