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…

Praising God for His Creation

In today’s Bible reading, we see examples of praising God for His creation. First off, we see how integral Jesus is to creation. In John 1:1, John parrots Genesis 1:1 with a bit of elaboration. As we saw yesterday, “the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:2 CSB) Straight…

Enjoy a Cup of Lukewarm Coffee!

In today’s Bible reading, Jesus warns the Laodicea Church against its lukewarm walk with Jesus. Jesus tells the church that He would rather a church — or an individual, by implication — be either piping hot or stone-cold as opposed to being lukewarm. One of my favorite scenes in the Christian Movie War Room features…