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2 Chronicles Chapter 4 (ESV)


11 Hiram also made the pots, the shovels, and the basins. So Hiram finished the work that he did for King Solomon on the house of God: 12 the two pillars, the bowls, and the two capitals on the top of the pillars; and the two latticeworks to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were on the top of the pillars; 13 and the 400 pomegranates for the two latticeworks, two rows of pomegranates for each latticework, to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were on the pillars. 14 He made the stands also, and the basins on the stands, 15 and the one sea, and the twelve oxen underneath it. 16 The pots, the shovels, the forks, and all the equipment for these Huram-abi made of burnished bronze for King Solomon for the house of the Lord. 17 In the plain of the Jordan the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredah. 18 Solomon made all these things in great quantities, for the weight of the bronze was not sought.



  1. We are not familiar with the pots, shovels, and the basins that were made for worship in the temple in ancient times. Today the utensils used for worship are changed but the purpose of worship is still the same at each point in history – to give honour and praises to God. We should never emphasize the worship utensils more than the worship to God. Reflect on what equipment and technique we use for worship today? Do these things really help us in worshipping God?
  2. God gave clear instructions on making the utensils in the temple and the skilled workers followed the instructions carefully resulting in great effect. Although we have our own creativity and opinion, we must not disobey God’s will. If we want our spiritual life to grow, we need to learn from the skilled workers in the temple who followed God’s instructions meticulously. Reflect on whether we totally obey God’s will when we work according to God’s command.



Ask God to help you be alert in your church and daily worship that no matter what worship style is adopted, don’t forget the target and focus of worship is God! Ask God to give you wisdom and humility so that you could understand and obey God’s will in your ministries.