God Keeps His Covenant

Several times in the Old Testament, and in today’s Bible reading* we see that despite how godless the kings may have been, God keeps His covenant with David. You may remember that God promised to keep one of David’s descendants on the throne. (2 Samuel 7:12-17) With only a few exceptions, (eg, Joab, Jehoshaphat) God…

Been There. Done That.

In today’s Bible reading* King Solomon looks back at his life and realizes it was all for nothing. Solomon could truly say, “Been there. Done that.” Solomon had everything anyone would want. In the end, all he could say was that it was worthless. God gave Solomon a blank check: Anything he wanted! And all…

Solomon Dedicates the Temple

Today’s Bible reading* includes the completion of the Temple’s construction and when Solomon dedicates the Temple. We’re told that Solomon took almost twice as long (thirteen years) to build his ornate palace complex as he did to build the Temple (seven years). At first glance, it sounds like he cared more for his own house…

Solomon’s Temple

Today’s Bible reading* goes into great detail of the construction of Solomon’s Temple. After making a deal with King Hiram of Tyre to supply the best wood from Lebanon, Solomon began construction. It would take seven years to complete the job. Solomon drafted thirty thousand workers. From the installation of the quarried stones to the…