Loving Instruction

today's reading.
1 Kings 9:1-5   As soon as Solomon had finished building the house of the Lord and the king's house and all that Solomon desired to build...

the blog.
After Solomon has finished rebuilding the temple, dedicated it and sacrificed offerings, the Lord appears to him a second time, and we get to see that interaction here in 1 Kings 9:1-5. (You can read the account of the first appearing at 1 Kings 3:5-14.) In this second encounter God affirms and recognizes Solomon's words and actions, and then offers (similar to 1 Kings 3) loving instruction and guidance to Solomon, telling him to walk with "integrity of heart and uprightness" and according to all that God had commanded (vs. 4). Those words were good for Solomon, and they're good for us as well. 

So what does walking with integrity of heart and uprightness mean to you? How will you work on putting that walk into practice this week? Tami

Join the discussion on the P4 Blog
Listen to Back to the Bible

***

Powered by 4 is all about engaging God's Word and living it out--in community. So if it's encouragement you want or motivation you need, join the discussion on the P4 Blog--a place to weigh in on the daily scripture as well as share thoughts & questions. And, for a more in-depth look at Scripture, tune in to the daily Back to the Bible radio program with Woodrow Kroll.