The Lord Gives Solomon Wisdom 1 Solomon son of David solidified his royal authority, for the Lord his God was with him and magnified him greatly.2 Solomon addressed all Israel, including those who commanded units of a thousand and a hundred, the judges, and all the leaders of all Israel who were heads of families. […]
Solomon’s choice of wisdom, His strength and wealth —SOLOMON began his reign with a pious, public visit to God’s altar. Those that pursue present things most eagerly, are likely to be disappointed; while those that refer themselves to the providence of God, if they have not the most, have the most comfort. Those that make this world their end, come short of the other, and are disappointed in this also; but those that make the other world their end, shall not only obtain that, and full satisfaction in it, but shall have as much of this world as is good for them, in their way. Let us then be contented, without those great things which men generally covet, but which commonly prove fatal snares to the soul.
Solomon Gathers Building Materials for the Temple 1 Solomon ordered a temple to be built to honour the Lord, as well as a royal palace for himself. 2 Solomon had 70,000 common labourers and 80,000 stonecutters in the hills, in addition to 3,600 supervisors.3 Solomon sent a message to King Huram of Tyre: “Help me […]
The Building of the Temple 1 Solomon began building the Lord’s temple in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the Lord had appeared to his father David. This was the place that David prepared at the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. 2 He began building on the second day of the second month of the […]
1 He made a bronze altar, 30 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 15 feet high. 2 He also made the big bronze basin called “The Sea.” It measured 15 feet from rim to rim, was circular in shape, and stood seven and one-half feet high. Its circumference was 45 feet. 3 Images of bulls […]
1 When Solomon had finished constructing the Lord’s temple, he put the holy items that belonged to his father David (the silver, gold, and all the other articles) in the treasuries of God’s temple. Solomon Moves the Ark into the Temple 2 Then Solomon convened Israel’s elders – all the leaders of the Israelite tribes […]