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G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible

2 Chronicles 4

 

 

Verses 1-22

The period occupied in building the Temple was seven years (1 Kings 6:38). The work being completed with filial and godly care, the king carried into the sacred enclosure all that his father had collected and dedicated to the purpose. Thus nearly half a millennium after the Exodus the chosen people are found in the land, with a king on the throne, and a permanent Temple in the midst of the chief city at the center of the national life. "Permanent," do we say? The only principles of permanence are faithfulness and purity. Already the elements of decay were at work in the heart of the king and among the people.

Nevertheless, the building of the Temple was a link in the chain of events moving surely forward under God to the Advent, "in the fullness of the time" of Him in whom all that the Temple symbolized, and infinitely more, was realized.

 


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Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 4:4". "G. Campbell Morgan Exposition on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gcm/2-chronicles-4.html. 1857-84.

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