This verse says “Thus all the work that Solomon did for the house of the Lord was finished.” Commentators have noticed the word for “finished” and Solomon’s name are homonyms. That means they sound alike.  That makes for neat poetry. Solomon is called the “finisher.” He fulfilled the task that his father, David, had left for him to do.

Ogilvie observes, “It reminds us of Another who was to cry “It is finished” (John 19:30). It was evidently this cry that triggered the tearing of the veil of the Most Holy Place from top to bottom, if one examines Matthew 27:50, 51 and Mark 15:37, 38 and compares Luke 23:45, 46. The Evangelists were making a theological point. The temple era, inaugurated with its exclusive veil (3:14), had indeed lasted until the period of Jesus. Then God did a new work. It was symbolized by His tearing the veil and giving fuller access to His presence.”

Just as Solomon finished the work of the temple that was assigned to him by his father, so too did  Jesus the work assigned to him by the Father. The sacrificial system and the bloody rites of atonement of the Law were now perfectly “finished.” They were fulfilled by  Jesus’ offering himself as the one and ultimate sacrifice. 

In 1 Corinthians, Paul references the building of the Church, the laying of the foundation, and the adding of “Living Stones” to the church of Jesus Christ. The new residence for God, is not made of stone and wood, but is made up of people in which the Spirit of the living God is present and active. We become living stones of God’s new residence, when we come to faith in Jesus.

“You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart.” 1 Peter 1:22