Seize the Moment – Day 932

The Power of Location!

2 Chronicles 3


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Wednesday, October 5.


In 2 Chronicles 3:1, the climactic moment had finally arrived,
“Then Solomon began to build the house of the Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the Lord had appeared to his father David, at the place that David had prepared on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.”


In Solomon’s fourth year as king, he broke ground on that hallowed location to build the temple. The Chronicler makes two important connections about the significance of its location. First, it is located at the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite, where the angel of the Lord instructed David to make sacrifices which would propitiate God’s wrath for his sin of conducting the census (2 Samuel 24; 1 Chronicles 21).


Second, the temple was built on Mount Moriah, where God tested Abraham in Genesis 22. God commanded the patriarch in verse 2, “Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you.” The angel of the Lord appeared to Abraham and told him that God saw his faith and would provide a substitute for Isaac, establishing this location as a place of substitutionary atonement (11-18).


These two major events, from the lives of Abraham and David, give significance to the location God provided for the temple to be built. Interestingly, Genesis 22:14 defined the importance beforehand, “Abraham called the name of that place The Lord Will Provide, as it is said to this day, ‘In the mount of the Lord it will be provided.’”


Seize the moment and trust that Jehovah-Jireh will provide for your every need. As Paul explains in Philippians 4:19, “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

God bless you!


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