Tuesday, October 9
Today's reading: 1 Kings 7:1-12
As we move to 1 Kings 7, we get details of Solomon's residences, which we're told were constructed with the same quality workmanship as that of the temple. God clearly blessed Solomon with wisdom as well as riches, and Solomon constructed his dwellings in accordance with and in proportion to that abundant blessing.
This passage shows us that it's okay to have nice things as a follower of Christ--provided we keep a proper perspective about money and wealth. Building God's house was Solomon's first priority, and he was attentive, meticulous and eager to complete this project. It was only after finishing this important and massive construction project that he turned his attention to completing the construction of his dwellings.
Do you think of God as being the giver of all that you have? Do you consider what you have as a blessing from Him? What's one thing that stood out to you from Solomon's example of keeping God a first priority? Tami
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