Read 1 Kings 6 today.

This chapter includes some of the details about the construction of the temple by Solomon. As I read this, I could not stop thinking about the time periods mentioned in this chapter. This was 480 years after the exodus. How many of us think 1995 or 1965 was a long time ago? Our perspective on time is very different.
Then there is the amount of time it took to actually build the temple, seven years. Can you imagine working on a project for that period of time? We want everything to happen now.
As you think of the things happening in your life,try to imagine the timing from God’s perspective.
1 Kings 6:1, 37-38 NLT
It was in midspring, in the month of Ziv, during the fourth year of Solomon’s reign, that he began to construct the Temple of the LORD. This was 480 years after the people of Israel were rescued from their slavery in the land of Egypt.
[37] The foundation of the LORD’s Temple was laid in midspring, in the month of Ziv, during the fourth year of Solomon’s reign. [38] The entire building was completed in every detail by midautumn, in the month of Bul, during the eleventh year of his reign. So it took seven years to build the Temple.
Psalm 90:1-4 NLT
Lord, through all the generations you have been our home!
[2] Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God.
[3] You turn people back to dust, saying, “Return to dust, you mortals!”
[4] For you, a thousand years are as a passing day, as brief as a few night hours.
2 Peter 3:8-9 NLT
But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. [9] The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.