Friday, April 01, 2005

The Structure of the Temple

Here's an idea. I wish I knew how to draw it for the Blogger, but I don't know how.

The Torah of God, His covenant with His people, is like the structure of a house: the rough framing, the foundation, the sheathing, the roof, etc. All the things that make a house livable. The Prophets are like the building inspectors, making sure that we are building up to code and not trying to (say) cantilever large additions with just the balancing support of vinyl siding. The Wisdom books are how we fill the house, with all sorts of comforts and treasures, the things that make our homes 'homish' and pleasant to do our work or living and our loving in. May God's presence fill that Creational house.

Thanks for your time.


Jason said...

What a wonderful metaphor. Thank you, Russ!

Gideon Strauss said...

Yeah - love the metaphor!