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At the end of the united monarchy of Israel, I am detouring the story to read some of David and Solomon's other books. I am reading the psalms by theme ion order to be able to place them in context and add more meaning. First up are the wisdom psalms and today is Psalm 91.

...continue reading "Wisdom Psalms: Psalm 91"

As the united monarchy of Israel is ending, following the lives of David and Solomon, I am taking a detour to look at their other books in the Bible, starting with the Psalms.

In an attempt to try and keep some sort of context, and hopefully be able to draw more meaning and application, I will be looking at them in batches, organized in my chronological bible, then cross referenced with my NASB translation and supplemented by my Wiersbe commentary.

First up, Psalm 1 and the Wisdom Psalms.

...continue reading "Intro to Psalms, Wisdom Psalms, and Psalm 1"

So, apparently, the Bible is commonly divided in eras known as epochs. Oddly enough, we're at the end of one of these epochs right in the middle of our books, I Kings and II. We're leaving the united monarchies of David and Solomon and moving to the divided nations of Judah and Israel.

But before we go...I'm going stop and spend some time with the remaining books of David and Solomon, while I still have their lives fresh in my mind. I don't know how it will look exactly, but I will be working on some more Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes. And probably Song of Solomon.

Then I will return to life after these monarchy falls to division.

Solomon has completed the Temple and his palace and now we're learning more about what he did afterward. In these passages we'll learn about his interactions with the infamous Queen of Sheba.

...continue reading "I Kings 10 and II Chronicles 9"

Solomon is done with all-things-Temple and his palace and God appeared to Solomon and speaks to him for a second time, as He had appeared to him at Gibeon.

...continue reading "I Kings 9 and II Chronicles 7-8"

The Temple has been built and the Lord was faithful to fill it with His presence. Now Solomon dedicates and prays over this House of God. What a seismic moment in their history and ours. To speak into such a profound moment had to come from the Lord. No human, even the wisest one can do that without God's guidance.

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Solomon has had the Temple built, started on his own palace, and had Huram the craftsman oversee the making of the holy implements and the decorating and furnishing of the inside of the Temple.

Now it's time for the formal dedication of the Temple.

...continue reading "I Kings 8: 1-11 and II Chronicles 5: 1-14 God’s Presence"