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2 Chronicles 3:1
Then Solomon began to build the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the Lord had appeared to his father David. It was on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite, the place provided by David.
Years before the building of the Lord’s Temple by Solomon, Solomon’s father David had sinned by having the “Fighting Men” of Israel counted. God sent a plague upon Israel and 70,000 people died. David begged the Lord to forgive him and built an altar on property that he had purchased from Araunah the Jebusite. Araunah tried to give his land to King David, but David said, “I won’t sacrifice to the Lord that which cost me nothing.” Now, years later, that very land was being used by his son Solomon to build the Temple for Almighty God.
No wonder David wrote during his lifetime, “Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5, paraphrase). The very place David paid a costly price for to avenge the anger of the Lord became the very location that his son Solomon built the Temple unto God Almighty. Little did David know that the place he purchased to sacrifice for the atonement of his own SIN would be the place where all of Israel would one day have their sins atoned for. Often times your greatest joys in life come from events that were … “Built On Costly Ground.”
Thank you that time after time You have turned my greatest sorrows into my greatest joys. I am blessed. Amen