The Place Of Preparation

2 Chronicles 4:17 – In the plain of the Jordan did the king make them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredah.

The gold and brass items to be used in the temple were all made in the region of the plain of Jordan – for the sound of no tool was allowed at the building site (1 Kings 6:7). 

They were made in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredah.  Succoth means ‘booths’, and was the place where Jacob journeyed and made a house for himself (Genesis 33:17).  Zeredah means ‘to puncture’ and was the place where Jeroboam came from (1 Kings 11:26). 

So the vessels fit for use in the temple were made in the clay between the dwelling place and the piercing place.  So it is with his servants – who are refined and tested in the place between glory and pain. 

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