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It’s Not an LSD Hallucination…Really!

Now the cherubim were standing on the south side of the temple when the man went in, and a cloud filled the inner court. Then the glory of the Lord rose from above the cherubim and moved to the threshold of the temple. … Continue reading

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Bildad’s Blunder

“How long will you say such things? Your words are a blustering wind. Does God pervert justice? Does the Almighty pervert what is right? When your children sinned against him, he gave them over to the penalty of their sin.” … Continue reading

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A Lesson for this Leader

King Rehoboam sent out Adoniram, who was in charge of forced labor, but all Israel stoned him to death. 1 Kings 12:8 (NIV) A few weeks ago we were reading about Solomon’s reign and I commented: Taxation, nepotism, and slave labor. … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Dance

King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh’s daughter—Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites. They were from nations about which the Lord had told the Israelites, “You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods.” Nevertheless, Solomon held … Continue reading

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First Impressions

Arriving at Jerusalem with a very great caravan—with camels carrying spices, large quantities of gold, and precious stones—she came to Solomon and talked with him about all that she had on her mind. 1 Kings 10:2 (NIV) It is said, … Continue reading

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The Right Craftsman for the Job

King Solomon sent to Tyre and brought Huram, whose mother was a widow from the tribe of Naphtali and whose father was from Tyre and a skilled craftsman in bronze. Huram was filled with wisdom, with understanding and with knowledge … Continue reading

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Worthwhile Things Take Time

[Solomon] had spent seven years building [the temple]. 1 Kings 6:38b Worthwhile things take time. In the nearly 50 years of my lifetime I believe the greatest change in our culture has been the speed with which we live our … Continue reading

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