Some of the things described in this chapter would have been evident for every Israelite visiting the temple area: the massive size of the temple area, the intricately detailed workmanship. But some of the items would never be seen by the general public. Only in the historical records and in the imagination would these beautiful things be appreciated. The cost and beauty of these gifts were made to be appreciated by an audience of one.
You and I can have a Most Holy Place in our lives. We can spend precious time alone with the LORD, not for any other reason but to adore him. No one else need know about these times. They are for an audience of one.
LORD, thank you for making our private lives eternally significant.