Ecclesiastes 1: 13– And I set my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under heaven; this burdensome task God has given to the sons of man, by which they may be exercised. David Fairchild of Kaleo Church San Diego: He sets his heart to seek and search out by … More Apart From God…
2 Chronicles 2:5 The house that I am to build will be great, for our God is greater than all gods. 6 But who is able to build him a house, since heaven, even highest heaven, cannot contain him? Who am I to build a house for him, except as a place to make offerings before him? As … More Our God is greater than all gods
1 Chronicles 28:9 “And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast you off … More Seek to KNOW God!
How rich was Solomon? 1 Kings 10:14&15 – “The weight of the gold that Solomon received yearly was 25 tons, not including the revenues from merchants and traders and from all the Arabian kings and the govenors of the land.” 1 Kings 9:27&28 – “And Hiram sent his men – sailors who knew the sea … More Riches in Perspective- 1 Kings 9-10
In our reading of the Old Testament, we arrive at the passage in 1 Kings 4-5, where Solomon begins his preparations for building the Temple. From THEOPEDIA.com on Solomon’s Temple The building of the Temple under Solomon spared no expense to provide a house for Yahweh, the covenant god of Israel. This Temple served as … More No Expense Spared
Pastor Ray Stedman writes: First Kings is the gripping story of how to lose a kingdom. As we read these Old Testament books, the key to making them live and be vital in our lives is to see that they are visual aids by which God is showing us what is going on in our … More 1 Kings: How to Lose a Kingdom