Put Some Lilies on your Pillar

October 2nd, 2022

Pastor Doug Beyer


Put Some Lilies on your Pillar

Good morning, beloved Church.

We continue to worship here these last forty years since you and God called me to be your pastor in September of 1982.

It has been my honor to serve as your Senior Pastor, your Emeritus Pastor, and your Interim Pastor.

Today I bring a brief message to all of us from an unusual text found in 1 Kings 7:13-22.

In Christ,

Pastor Doug

Key Scripture: 1 Kings 7:13-22


The Temple’s Furnishings

13 King Solomon sent to Tyre and brought Huram,[a] 14 whose mother was a widow from the tribe of Naphtali and whose father was from Tyre and a skilled craftsman in bronze. Huram was filled with wisdom, with understanding and with knowledge to do all kinds of bronze work. He came to King Solomon and did all the work assigned to him.

15 He cast two bronze pillars, each eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits in circumference.[b]16 He also made two capitals of cast bronze to set on the tops of the pillars; each capital was five cubits[c] high. 17 A network of interwoven chains adorned the capitals on top of the pillars, seven for each capital. 18 He made pomegranates in two rows[d] encircling each network to decorate the capitals on top of the pillars.[e] He did the same for each capital. 19 The capitals on top of the pillars in the portico were in the shape of lilies, four cubits[f] high. 20 On the capitals of both pillars, above the bowl-shaped part next to the network, were the two hundred pomegranates in rows all around. 21 He erected the pillars at the portico of the temple. The pillar to the south he named Jakin[g] and the one to the north Boaz.[h] 22 The capitals on top were in the shape of lilies. And so the work on the pillars was completed.

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