1 Kings 8

Then Solomon

The consecration of the temple illustrates all consecration. The temple, like the believer 1 Thessalonians 5:23 was threefold: the court, that which was outward, visible, answered to the body; the holy place, where everything appealed to the sacred emotions, answered to the soul; the holy of holies, the place of communion with God Exodus 25:22 answered to the spirit of man. The ark was the most all- inclusive type of Christ of any one of the vessels of the tabernacle. (See Scofield "Exodus 25:9") . When, therefore, the priests brought the ark into the court, the holy place, and the holy of holies, they were, in type, enthroning Christ over the body, with its powers and appetites; the soul, seat of the emotions and desires; and the mind, seat of the capacity to know and commune with God. See Scofield "Genesis 1:26" note 3. In Christian experience this answers to ; Romans 12:1-3; Ephesians 5:18.


Seventh month i.e. October.


1 Kings 8:10,11. (See Scofield "Exodus 40:34")


(See Scofield "Psalms 19:9") .


The word implies whole-heartedness for God, single-mindedness, sincerity -- not sinless perfection.

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