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What fruit was on the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden?

What does a pomegranate have to do with Christ and the Bible?

How does God speak to His people?

How can you have a blessed and protected life?

I am going to show you some amazing things in this Text!

In this Bible Study podcast I take you on a visual journey through the inside of King Solomon’s Temple or the First Temple and discuss what all the symbolism found in its construction and furnishings means for us today.

Let’s get into 1 Kings 7.


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▶ How are the seeds of Israel’s future destruction sewn through Solomon? [1:42]
▶ How do God’s blessings work? [5:00]
▶ What did King Solomon’s armory look like? [8:45]
▶ Is America still experiencing God’s blessing? [9:38]
▶ A warning and encouragement of God’s people? [11:48]
▶ Why do we have to control or put to death the flesh? [14:30]
▶ What is the most beneficial thing you can do for your life? [16:50]
▶ What was the difference between God’s Temple and King Solomon’s House? [18:48]
▶ Why did Solomon write the Bible Psalm 72? [20:50]
▶ How does God work through people to accomplish His work? [23:45]
▶ Is it ok for a Christian to be artistic? [26:29]
▶ What did the inside of the Temple look like? [29:30]
▶ Why were there so many pomegranate carvings in the Temple? [30:20]
▶ Pastor reveals what fruit was on the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden? [31:20]
▶ How is the pomegranate a picture of Christ? [34:00]
▶ What does the pomegranate symbolize in Judaism and the Old Testament Bible? [36:19]
▶ How can you know the Bible was written by God? [38:06]
▶ What do the pillars of the Temple represent? [40:28]
▶ What does the Sea of Cast Metal in the Temple represent? [41:03]
▶ Why were there 10 bronze basins of washing surrounding the Temple? [43:16]
▶ What do the instruments, pots, shovels, and basins inside the Temple symbolize? [47:28]
▶ What does the golden altar inside the Temple symbolize? [50:30]
▶ What does the golden table with the Bread of Presence inside the Temple symbolize? [50:35]
▶ What do the 10 gold lamp stands inside the Temple symbolize? [50:49]
▶ Key verse 1 Kings 7: 1 explained [51:46]
▶ How can you have a blessed and protected life? [53:00]
▶ How can you miss out on God? [56:00]
▶ What are the 7 key furnishings inside the Temple? [58:50]
▶ How can you live a wise life? [59:56]


Key Verses:

1 Kings 7:1 (ESV) “Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished his entire house.”



Scriptures Studied: 1 Kings 6:37-38; 1 Kings 7; 1 Corinthians 10:6-13; Isaiah 22:8; Proverbs 20:26; Psalm 72; Isaiah 60; Genesis 2:9; Song of Solomon 4:3; Psalm 89:9; 1 John 1:8-9; Matthew 19:21-24;  Malachi 1:6–8; Psalm 84:2; Psalm 84:4; Psalm 84:10;  Psalm 65:4; Matthew 19:16-24;  


Kings 1 & 2 Facts:

  • Author: Unkown
  • Genre: Narrative History (400 years).


Theological History of Kings 1 & 2:

  • Begins with David’s end (970 bc), Solomon’s building and ends with national devastation – exile to Babylon (561 bc).
  • Good and Evil kings.
  • Each king has an epitaph… did they follow the Lord or not?
  • True and False Prophets abound.
  • God rules all nations, not just Israel.
  • The Main Theme: There is ONE God in Israel.


Solomon’s Government:

  • Azariah son of Zadok—the priest;
  • Elihoreph and Ahijah, sons of Shisha—secretaries;
  • Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud—recorder;
  • Benaiah son of Jehoiada—commander in chief;
  • Zadok and Abiathar—priests;
  • Azariah son of Nathan—in charge of the district officers;
  • Zabud son of Nathan—a priest and personal adviser to the king;
  • Ahishar—in charge of the palace;
  • Adoniram son of Abda—in charge of forced labor.




1 Kings 7 Chapter Outline:

  • 1–12: Solomon’s Palace description
  • 13-51: Temple furnishings



Keep God’s house first:

  • The House of God is where God puts His attention and so should we.

Beware of distraction/extravagance:

  • It’s easy to let minor life goals take the place of God’s house.


The differences between God’s Temple and King Solomon’s House:


  1. Solomon’s house is NEXT to the Lord’s Temple.
  2. Solomon’s house is LIKE the Lord’s Temple. (Imitation of Christ)
  3. Solomon’s house is the PEOPLE’S house – with the Court next to God’s house for judgement.


  1. Solomon’s house is MUCH LARGER than the Lord’s Temple.
  2. Solomon’s house required MORE materials than the Lord’s Temple.
  3. Solomon’s house took almost twice as long to build as the Lord’s Temple.



Key Points About the Pomegranate:

  • 1 of 7 specific fruits of the Promised land: Deut 8:8
  • 613 Seeds ‣Red ‣Crowned
  • Symbol of fertility and love – Song of Solomon 4:3.
  • Blossom on Rosh Hashanah (Israel’s New Year



The place of God’s dwelling:

  • The Bronze Pillars – A place of strength and certainty.
  • The Pomegranate – A place of healing and wholeness.
  • The Bronze Sea – A place certain of God’s sovereignty.
  • The Bronze Basins – A place of cleansing from sin/impurity.
  • The Bronze Altar – A place of prayer.
  • The Table of Presence – A place of sustenance/fullness.
  • The Lampstands – A place of light/illumination.



WHAT does WISDOM look like?

  1. Selfless
  2. Serving
  3. Giving
  4. Administering
  5. Discipling
  6. Communing
  7. Prioritizing God

So that others may live.



Questions to Consider:

  1. What things might you be putting before God?
  2. What changes do you need to make in your life right now?
  3. Are you tithing to your local church from your first fruits?
  4. Are you letting outside things consume you?


Pastoral Thought:

  • The destruction of Israel happened in a single day but its slide took place over time.
  • It’s easy to become consumed with your own life. Seeds of destruction are sewn over a lifetime.
  • When you don’t put God first, you will lack. It is easy to live a “good” moral life and miss out on the goodness of God.
  • We will fail but God’s grace is greater than our sin.


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