1 Kings 8

Celebrating what God has done is a vital way we encourage faith in ourselves and others. Solomon does this in chapter 8.  The occasion is a great celebration of the faithfulness God had displayed to Israel in bringing them into the land, establishing them and setting...

1 Kings 7

Sometimes when you read all that Solomon and Hiram did you can be intimidated.  “Because who can do something as great as that?  I certainly can’t… ” This might be your logic.   It’s understandable because God’s Word present the...

1 Kings 6

Solomon built the temple over 7 years.  It was an amazing temple for Israel at that time. However, notice God’s challenge in the middle of the chapter.  God’s presence and blessing is not based on the temple being built but based on obedience of heart to...

1 Kings 5

Making an alliance is a tricky thing.  The old saying you can pick your friends but you can’t pick your family is true.  Sometimes you can pick your enemies; sometimes not.  Picking allies is a form of friendship.  You see the same things.  You have the same...

1 Kings 4

This chapter is a great reminder that organization is a wise thing.   In some ways it is also a summary of Solomon’s reign.   God cares about details.   He notices things you and I might think he would ignore.   PS. 139 is a great example of this. Also again...

1 Kings 3

Solomon asked for wisdom to guide the people rather than long life or revenge. He was blessed even though he had made a marriage alliance with Pharoah. He received wisdom from God as illustrated by the prostitutes coming to him for justice. Besides the wisdom to...
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