Despite all of today’s advancements, no modern construction site is void of noise. Constructions, no matter how small, are always busy and noisy. Now, imagine a primitive one—-one that didn’t utilize any of the machines we have today. Hearing a chorus of men chipping off large rocks sure would have been crazy to the ears.
Contrast that picture to how the temple was built as chronicled in 1 Kings 6:7: When the house was built, it was with stone prepared at the quarry, so that neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron was heard in the house while it was being built.
Can you imagine such structure built with incredible silence? Can you imagine a structure rising up without hearing a single hammering? Well, it was unbelievably built that way.
Why? we ask. It points us back to the understanding of
what who the structure is for. It was set apart, distinct & different because it was built with the back drop and blue print of the transcendence and holiness of the one who would dwell in it.
You see, all of life’s practices would shift, change, and reorient, according to our understanding of God’s holiness. Do not belittle the knowledge of holiness for by it, reverence is birthed.