The temple of God is a place where the people gathered together to worship and fellowship with God. The first temple was built by King Solomon according to the instructions God gave to His father David.
Although this temple was destroyed after the death of Solomon by the Babylonians, God through His grace appointed His people to rebuild the temple again. This goes a long way to show us how God wants to have fellowship with the people He has created.
Today our body is now the temple of God, He dwells and abides in us. We should always recognize that aspect that our body is the temple of God. Be aware that your creator is living inside of you. He will never leave you nor forsake you.
These Bible Verses will help you understand more about Solomon’s Temple for God:
1). Ezra 3:12 – Yet many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers’ households, the old men who had seen the first temple, wept with a loud voice when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, while many shouted aloud for joy,
2). 1 King 9:1 – Now it came about when Solomon had finished building the house of the Lord and the king’s house, and all that Solomon desired to do,
3). Haggai 2:3 – ‘Who is left among you who saw this temple in its former glory? And how do you see it now? Does it not seem to you like nothing in comparison?
4). Isaiah 6:1 – In the year of King Uzziah’s death I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple.
5). 2 Chronicles 3:1 – 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.
6). 1 Corinthians 6:19 – Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?
7). Ezra 5:13 – However, in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, King Cyrus issued a decree to rebuild this house of God.
8). Ezra 3:6 – From the first day of the seventh month they began to offer burnt offerings to the Lord, but the foundation of the temple of the Lord had not been laid.
9). John 2:19 – Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”
10). 1 Kings 6:1 – Now it came about in the four hundred and eightieth year after the sons of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the Lord.
11). Revelation 11:19 – And the temple of God which is in heaven was opened, and the ark of His covenant appeared in His temple, and there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder and an earthquake and a great hailstorm.
12). 1 Corinthians 3:17 – If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are.
13). Ezra 6:3 – In the first year of King Cyrus, Cyrus the king issued a decree: ‘Concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, let the temple, the place where sacrifices are offered, be rebuilt and let its foundations be retained, its height being 60 cubits and its width 60 cubits;
14). Psalm 5:7 – But as for me, by Your abundant lovingkindness, I will enter Your house, At Your holy temple, I will bow in reverence for You.
15). Psalm 18:6 – In my distress I called upon the Lord, And cried to my God for help; He heard my voice out of His temple, And my cry for help before Him came into His ears.
16). 1 King 6:7 – The house, while it was being built, was built of stone prepared at the quarry, and there was neither hammer nor ax nor any iron tool heard in the house while it was being built.
17). Matthew 21:12 – And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who were selling doves.
18). Haggai 2:9 – ‘The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts, ‘and in this place, I will give peace,’ declares the Lord of hosts.”