Monthly Archives: January 2010

Chapter-a-Day 1 Kings 11

As Solomon grew older, his wives beguiled him with their alien gods and he became unfaithful—he didn't stay true to his God as his father David had done. 1 Kings 11:4 (MSG) I've watched many people as they grow older. I've … Continue reading

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“The Way Back”

A few months ago I got a new company car. It's a crossover SUV, and because of it I used a certain term the other day while doing some shopping. It was a term that had not crossed my lips in many years … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day 1 Kings 10

King Solomon was wiser and richer than all the kings of the earth—he surpassed them all. People came from all over the world to be with Solomon and drink in the wisdom God had given him. And everyone who came … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day 1 Kings 9

sThe remnants from the original inhabitants of the land (Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites—all non-Israelites), survivors of the holy wars, were rounded up by Solomon for his gangs of slave labor, a policy still in effect. 1 Kings 9:20 … Continue reading

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Updating the Home Office

Speaking of IKEA… the furniture we purchased was for the home office. When Wendy and I moved into the house here over four years ago we hobbled the home office together with door slabs and bricks. While functional, the office … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day 1 Kings 8

May he keep us centered and devoted to him, following the life path he has cleared, watching the signposts, walking at the pace and rhythms he laid down for our ancestors. 1 Kings 8:58 (MSG) My wife and I recently … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day 1 Kings 7

It took Solomon another thirteen years to finish building his own palace complex. 1 Kings 7:1 (MSG) We live in such an instant society. We want gratification immediately. Our computers are never fast enough, and we complain when a page … Continue reading

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