“He set up the pillars in front of the temple … that on the south he called Jachin, and that on the north Boaz” (v17). The Message translates these names as “Security” and “Stability,” which was what the Temple represented for the Israelites. The lavish wood, gold, silver, and richly dyed linens engraved with palms and pomegranates spoke of God’s creation and infinite provision for His people, while the structure of the Holy Places invited them to worship in thanksgiving, awe, and humility.
“He adorned the house with settings of precious stones …” (v6). We are God’s Temple, precious in His sight. Jesus, who lives in us by His Spirit, is our security and our stability (Eph 2:21-22).