Solomon had completed the Temple, but it was just an empty shell until they moved the ark into it, and God’s glory filled it. Likewise, our lives are but an empty shell of human existence until Jesus Christ dwells in our hearts by faith. The Temple took seven years to complete, which shows us that when God builds something or someone—whether it’s us personally or His church corporately—He is not in a rush. Please open your Bible to Second Chronicles chapter five, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola begins his study of this chapter.