If you were to ask what the very epicentre of our own life, what would you say? For many people, who do not know God it would be their families (wife or husband) or their business or their recreations or their sports. For some it would be their money! All people have things they consider to be the most valuable. What Solomon did in building the temple was declaring that God was to be the very heart of his existence and more to the point, “The heart of the nation’s existence.” He would wake up in the morning, look out of the window of his place and see the temple in all its glory and he would know that God was of supreme importance to him. He would know that inside the temple was the Holy of Holies and in that room was the Ark of the Covenant, the most holy of all furniture at the temple.