Gold has become so common to us in the world, we value it, yet it seems ordinary. But God’s instructions reveal to us how He feels about gold. It was used in every aspect of the construction of the Tabernacle, Temple, the holy garments for the priestly office, and in the New Jerusalem. Even though there are many more fine and beautiful minerals, God chose Gold more often than the others, probably because of its stability and strength.
Gold has always been associated with wealth and power, and in scripture, it was vitally important in the things that God wanted to be made.
Exodus 28 tells us,
- Gold was used in the construction of the Tabernacle
- 1 Kings 6 & 7 lists all the ways that gold was used in Solomon’s Temple
- Everything concerning the Tabernacle & Temple was overlaid with Gold.
- The Mercy Seat and other items in the Holy place & the Holy of Holies were made of gold.
Revelation 21:10-27 also confirms the importance of gold.
- The City of New Jerusalem where God’s presence will be is of pure gold.
- One of the 12 foundations of the wall would gold.
- The street of the city would also be pure gold.
- The reed used for measuring the city was golden.
Seeing beyond the natural is really taking a glimpse of God’s view concerning anything. It is where secrets and mysteries are revealed, and where we gain His perspective on things, by what He has done. What we see is the use of gold is the same, because the characteristic, consistency, value, and dependability has not changed.
Internet research about gold. (Hopefully, the research information is correct)
- Gold is one of the 92 naturally occurring elements found on earth.
- It is not the most valuable metal of our time, but it is extremely valuable and probably the most sought after of all the valuable metals found on earth.
- There is no known natural substance that can destroy gold. It can be dissolved by chemical means, but even then, it remains as gold-only in a more widely dispersed state.
Remember, God used gold in the making of things that are intricately connected to Him, both in the Old Testament and in His Holy City in Eternity. That speaks volumes.
There are spiritual significances in the use of numbers, colors, and minerals throughout the bible. Gold is an important asset, and understanding its value must come from God, and not from the world.