It was a great honor for God’s people to build a house for the Creator of heaven and earth. God could have built it Himself, but it was a rare privilege given to man to do it. God said,
Exodus 25:8, “And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.”
God gave them the exact patterns and details of how to go about building His house. With all the details of how to build the house, God also told them when to build and when not to build His sanctuary.
Exodus 35:2, “Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.”
Isn’t that amazing? God said not to engage even in building a house for God, a house of worship, on God’s holy Sabbath day!