Reading these descriptions of the temple is like watching the special features of an epic movie. You can’t really appreciate the “how we made it” if you did not see the movie itself. The readers who first read this description were in a similar situation. They probably never beheld the magnificence of the temple. They certainly never saw it in Solomon’s days. Why does the scripture writer “bore” us with all these details? The Holy Spirit is reminding them of the glory that was, and hinting of a future glory that will be even greater.
LORD, give us a glimpse of our future glory, and remind us how you have manifested your glory in our past.