Measuring Up

I’ve just had the chance to go to my new bungalow to measure up. I needed to know the dimensions of each room as well as where the radiators and power points are. I had to find out which parts of the garden were sunny and where the shady places were. As I stood in each room I tried to imagine where I would put each piece of furniture but then I realised I would have to measure piece of furniture in my existing house. It was turning out to be a large job!

I must admit my measurements were only approximate, they didn’t have to be exact. This was not the case with Solomon as he built the temple. Every measurement had to be extremely accurate. He didn’t just use his own discretion; he had received detailed instructions from God. He needed to know what materials to use and what they were to be covered in. Many of God’s instructions are recorded for us in the Bible.