The temple in the Old Testament was a structure of unequaled beauty in proportion, form, and color, and it's sole purpose was the worship of the Creator God. When I read the descriptions of this fabulous structure, I try to imagine the workmanship, creativity, and beauty involved in this ancient work of art.
I love to think of what it must have been like to worship in such a place. It must have been a reminder of the Beauty and Majesty of GOD Himself, and I hope I would have been in awe and wonder.
One of the very saddest parts of the Old Testament to me is 2 Chron. 36:15 - 20 "The Lord, the God of their fathers, sent persistently to them by his messengers, because he had compassion on his people and on his dwelling place. But they kept mocking the messengers of God, despising his words and scoffing at his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord rose against his people, until there was no remedy...
And all the vessels of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the Lord ... all these he brought to Babylon. And they burned the house of God ... and destroyed all its precious vessels. He took into exile in Babylon those who had escaped from the sword, and they became servants to him and to his sons..."
So this painting is an attempt to suggest the beauty and ornamentation of the temple, but also it's fall.
In other news, I am working on a really exciting new piece based on Romans 15:13:
Romans 15:13 (AMP) May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.
I hope to have it ready in a day or two!
11" x 14" acrylic on canvas
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