II Chronicles 4

“So Solomon made all the vessels that were in the house of God: the golden altar, the tables for the bread of the Presence, the lampstands and their lamps of pure gold …
the snuffers, basins, dishes for incense, and fire pans, of pure gold …”.  The objects used in worship were pure gold, and they were also ritually cleansed and declared holy.  The entire Temple was cleansed and anointed so that the Israelites, being sinners, could approach their holy God.

As beautiful as the gold was, Zechariah declared that one day “living water” would flow, and then even ordinary cooking pots would become holy (Zech 14).  Cleansed by Christ, our entire ordinary lives become holy, dedicated to Him.