Men and women gave their lives to build Moses' tabernacle and Solomon's temple.
It was a good work. Their work was blessed with the glory of God, but the glory of the tent and the temple are gone. Their work was temporary. Today we work for a glory that is eternal. The end of our work is eternal glory.
We are not better than the people of Moses' or Solomon's day. I do not know why God has chosen us for the better work, but He has. We are blessed beyond all blessing. If men and women gave their lives for fading glory, how should we work today for an eternal weight of glory?
Exodus 40:33-35 At the completion of Moses' tabernacle (tent), glory filled they tent!
Thus Moses finished the work. Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
2 Chronicles 5:13-14 At the completion of Solomon's temple, glory filled the house!
…and when they praised the LORD saying, "He indeed is good for His lovingkindness is everlasting," then the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God.
Ephesians 5:25-27 At the completion of the Church we will be filled with glory.
…that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.
2 Corinthians 4:17 The glory of the church will not be temporary. It will be eternal.
For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison.
Work! Do not give up when the work gets hard. The next step may be a step to heaven. The next sight may be a sight of the Savior Himself. The next sound may be the call to glory.
For me to live is Christ.