In the inner sanctuary he made two cherubim of olivewood, each ten cubits high. Five cubits was the length of one wing of the cherub, and five cubits the length of the other wing of the cherub; it was ten cubits from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other. (1 Kings 6:23-24)
Text: 1 Kings 4-7; Psalm 78:40-72
Solomon has the wonderful privilege to preside over the building of the first temple. Inside the temple, two great angels are placed:
A “cherub” is an angel – not a chubby little baby with wings – but a mighty and imposing agent of God’s power and authority. In my reading of this today, I was struck by the size of these figures. They were fifteen feet tall and had wingspans of fifteen feet!
How often do we think about the unseen realm that right now surrounds us? Do we realize that the agents of God’s power and authority are right at hand, even right now? Many of us have been experiencing spiritual warfare of late. What comfort there is in knowing that those who would guard us are right outside the door.
in Him, Mike