Tag Archives: Solomon

Leadership Lessons from the King-Elect

So they all went to Gilgal, and in a solemn ceremony before the Lord they made Saul king. Then they offered peace offerings to the Lord, and Saul and all the Israelites were filled with joy. 1 Samuel 11:15 (NLT) … Continue reading

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Burning Down the House

Can a man scoop a flame into his lap     and not have his clothes catch on fire? Can he walk on hot coals     and not blister his feet? Proverbs 6:27-28 (NLT) I still have a vivid memory of our daughter … Continue reading

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In God’s Economy, Less is More & the Least is the Greatest

But Joseph was upset when he saw that his father placed his right hand on Ephraim’s head. So Joseph lifted it to move it from Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s head. “No, my father,” he said. “This one is the firstborn. Put … Continue reading

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Legacy Considerations

Chapter-a-Day Psalm 72 Give your love of justice to the king, O God,  and righteousness to the king’s son. Psalm 72:1 (NLT) There are countless lessons to learn from the lyrics of the psalms. There are also lessons hiding in … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Proverbs 7

Don’t let your hearts stray away toward her.       Don’t wander down her wayward path. Proverbs 7:25 (NLT) As one who has been journeying through God’s Message for many years, please know that head scratching and the occasional fit of confusion is … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day 2 Chronicles 9

King Solomon, for his part, gave the queen of Sheba all her heart’s desire—everything she asked for. She took away more than she brought. Satisfied, she returned home with her train of servants. 2 Chronicles 9:12 (MSG) Wendy and I … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day 2 Chronicles 6

Can it be that God will actually move into our neighborhood? Why, the cosmos itself isn’t large enough to give you breathing room, let alone this Temple I’ve built. 2 Chronicles 6:18 (MSG) I stood in line there in Jerusalem … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day 2 Chronicles 5

The choir and trumpets made one voice of praise and thanks to God—orchestra and choir in perfect harmony singing and playing praise to God: Yes! God is good! His loyal love goes on forever! 2 Chronicles 5:13 (MSG) I grew up … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day 2 Chronicles 3

The right pillar he named Jakin (Security) and the left pillar he named Boaz (Stability). 2 Chronicles 3:17 (MSG) As I read the description of Solomon’s temple with all of its ornate construction filled with precious metals, I can’t help … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day 2 Chronicles 2

Solomon then took a census of all the foreigners living in Israel, using the same census-taking method employed by his father. They numbered 153,600. He assigned 70,000 of them as common laborers, 80,000 to work the quarries in the mountains, … Continue reading

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