“And the temple which I build will be great, for our God is greater than all gods. But who is able to build Him a temple, since heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain Him? Who am I then, that I should build Him a temple, except to burn sacrifice before Him?”
Can you imagine writing a letter to a building supply firm or a foreign leader praising God as Solomon did here?
Solomon knew that King Hiram was aware of King David’s great desire to build a temple. In stressing the importance of finding the finest materials and the most highly skilled craftsmen, Solomon openly explained the awesome challenge of building a temple to the great God who created the universe. Nothing humans do can compare with His magnificence, but God is pleased when we strive to give Him our best.
For more about our awesome God, see the section on “Who Is God?”