April 23, 2006
Read 1 Kings 5
Solomon builds the
Solomon's Temple was twice the size of the Tabernacle, but it was still comparatively small, only 90 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 45 feet tall. The interior was divided into two rooms. The first room was called the
In the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel . . . that he began to build the House of the LORD (I Kings 6:1) No other building in the world compared with Solomon's Temple. The most costly materials and treasures were lavished upon it. While the world observed only the external beauty of the
Every child of God is more precious to our Heavenly Father than Solomon's
Every day is a sacred trust that becomes more meaningful with the awareness that the God of heaven lives within every believer. The miracle of the new birth and the indwelling Holy Spirit are the differences between the true Christian and the religious world. Jesus said: I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me (John 14:6). The Apostle Peter attested: Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other Name . . . whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12).
For ye are bought with a price (belong to God): therefore glorify God in your body (I Corinthians 6:20).
5:3 under the soles of his feet = under his control; 5:4 evil occurrent = evil happenings, misfortune; 5:13 levy = forced labor; 6:2 a cubit = about 18 inches; 6:5 oracle = Holy of Holies. Oracle in I Kings 8:8-9 = inner sanctuary, location of the two tables of stone. God cannot be separated from His Word whether spoken or written; 6:38 month (of) Bul = October/November; 7:4 ranks = rows; 7:9 coping = the top, the highest course of stone; 7:14 cunning = skilled.
Pray for Government Official: Rep. Fred Upton (MI) · Country:
Memory Verse for the Week: I Kings 2:3