Craft your work, whatever you put your hand to, to the best of your ability
Because of who I am – as if you do it just for me
Overlay everything you do with refiners gold
Overlay everything with purity
Overlay everything with what is expensive and costly
This is pleasing in my sight
I deserve only the best – from a pure and willing heart
Make it beautiful
Adorn it all with your love for me
In loving me, you will love others well.
In loving others well, you’ll be loving me.
I give you beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for any spirit of heaviness.
You are my planting, so be lasting.
I have given you the best. So recognise it, and give it back to me with a joyful heart.
From what you have, take an offering for the Lord. Everyone who is willing is to bring to the Lord. Everyone who is willing is to bring to the Lord an offering of gold, silver and bronze
He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work
1 Kings 6:7
In building the temple, only blocks dressed at the quarry were used, and no hammer, chisel or any other iron tool was heard at the temple site while it was being built.
1 Kings 6:21-22
Solomon covered the inside of the temple with pure gold, and he extended gold chains across the front of the inner sanctuary, which was overlaid with gold. So he overlaid the whole interior with gold. He also overlaid with gold the altar that belonged to the inner sanctuary.