Favorite passage

by Paul Burmeister

Among favorite Bible passages, this from 1 Kings 6:7.
"The stones used in the construction of the Temple were prefinished at the quarry, so the entire structure was built without the sound of hammer, ax, or any other iron tool at the building site." (New Living Translation, 1996)
This unusual verse is the subject of much speculation, by way of commentary, and its true meaning is probably best deferred to mystery.

These are the things I like about this account: 1. God's nature is careful and good and not arbitrary, 2. The verse suggests a number of senses—hearing, touch, and smell—as a reminder of our physical experience of life, and 3. Everyone involved in this work was keenly aware of its extraordinary meaning.

What are applications of the verse to my life? I prefer to simply marvel at its inclusion in a very special history.