Read: 1 Kings 9; 2 Chronicles 8
Marked: 1 Kings 9:1, And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished building the house of the LORD and the king’s house, and all Solomon’s desire which he wanted to do,
If we set our minds on something, like building a house or other structure, we can finish it. But our spiritual house is never finished.
I can’t say, “I’ve read the Bible, and now my work is done.” Or, “I’ve gone to church on Sunday and now my labour is complete.”
The Lord is doing a work in me and He who began the good work in me will complete it (Philippians 1:6). So, I partner with God in the work by yielding myself more and more to His Spirit.
Paul said he wanted to know the power of Christ’s resurrection, and the fellowship of His suffering, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, he could attain to the resurrection from the dead (Philippians 3:10-1). Now, that’s saying something.
Yet, Paul further said that he had not yet attained, or was already perfected, “but I press on” (Philippians 3:12). And so must I. I must press on as the Spirit conforms me day by day into the image of Christ. The work is not yet done.