“He also made the lamp stand of pure gold; of hammered work he made the lamp stand. Its shaft, its branches, its bowls, its ornamental knobs, and its flowers were of the same piece.”
Often times we can read through these chapters without even thinking about the work that was put into building the temple. Also, we can overlook the symbolisms that reflect our LORD and Savior
“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”
A better word here would be “cultivate your salvation” like a gardener trimming and weeding. Clipping the dead things and pulling the weeds that choke out your walk with the LORD! In other words it takes work to be a believer!
“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
2 Timothy 2:15
And symbolically, seven being the the number of completion and in Jesus we are complete! Six days we should work and on the seventh we get to spend the day with the LORD. If you get nothing else out of this realize walking with the LORD takes some effort and everywhere we look in His word, we can see the LORD! Have a blessed day digging into His word!