Tuesday, March 18, 2014

1 Kings

The wisdom of Solomon.

We all know that saying, right?

God asked Solomon what he could give him, and he asked for wisdom.

Which is a great answer by the way.

Then God instructs Solomon to do the one job he never allowed David to do... building a permanent temple for Him.  After years of meeting his people in a tent, God finally allows Solomon to build him a home.

Which all sounds like the end of a great story.  Roll credits.  Cue theme music.  Audience stands and applauds.


We know that this is only part 1 of the book of Kings, which was originally written as a single scroll with 2 Kings.  Problems set in almost as son as Solomon dies; which eventually lead to Israel being split into the two rival kingdoms of Israel and Judah.

Wise old Solomon
Building a house for the Lord
How long will it last?
 Even Solomon in his wisdom, made mistakes such as taking so many foreign wives.
Even the best of us drift from God on occasion, but he never stops loving us or watching over us.

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