Recently, as I was reading in the book of I Kings, I came across the account of Solomon building the temple of YHWW(probably translated as "the LORD" in your Bible) in Jerusalem. The building was according to very specific instructions, just as the Tabernacle before it. In fact, the Temple of YHWH was designed to be an exact replica of God's throne room in heaven. Interestingly, the pillars of the Temple, numbering 2, were given names. Pillars are meant to uphold or support something. When we refer to someone as a pillar of the community, he is considered an upstanding citizen, a person of character, a person who contributes to the success of the community. Solomon named the two pillars in the front of the Temple Jachin and Boaz. The pillars were symbolic as well as functional. The names Solomon gave them are extremely important. Jachin, pronounced Yaw-keen comes from the Hebrew root of God, Ya, and keen meaning establishes - translation: God establishes. The name Boaz means strength. Jachin and Boaz loosely translates as "established by God's strength."
The Temple of YHWH in Jerusalem was a massive human undertaking, taking seven years of labor without the benefit of modern construction equipment. Solomon named the pillars, the very first thing anyone would see on the approach to the Temple, Established by God's Strength to ensure that everyone in Israel would know where the true power of the temple resided, in God. In fact, the very Glory of God resided in the Temple for many years, until the sin of Israel reached a level that God could no longer tolerate. The symbolism of naming the pillars Jachin and Boaz demonstrated that all of Israel's purpose, faith and function was established and upheld by the power of God, not by human effort.
God reminds us throughout His word that it is He who empowers us to do His work and the results are supernatural. In Zechariah 4:6 we find God telling the governor, Zeubabbel. as he is undertaking the rebuilding of Jerusalem and a new Temple: Then he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts.
God's desire is for us to acknowledge Him that we may bring Glory to His name and that He may guide us and bless us. Proverbs 3:6 states: In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. God shows us through word, symbol and deed that He is the strength behind all of creatiion.