Thursday, December 04, 2008

Solomon II Chronicles 1

II Chronicles 1:7 "In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee."

What an amazing question from one who could actually give whatever was asked!

Solomon remembered the words of his earthly father (David) and asked for wisdom and knowledge to lead the people. It impressed the LORD greatly. Not only did Solomon get what he asked for but also all the things the average person might ask for.

v12 "Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee and I will give thee riches and wealth and honour such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like."

That is where Solomon's greatness came from...God himself.

Solomon came down from the mountain and began gathering chariots and horses for his kingdom. He also gathered precious metals for the house of the LORD.

v15 "And the king made silver and gold at Jerusalem as plenteous as stones, and cedar trees made he as the sycomore trees that are in the vale for abundance."

So again we look at the story of Solomon. There may be some new things here and some other details left out that are in our previous study of Solomon. Solomon was not perfect but he did accomplish the work he was ordained to do. He built the temple.

Psalm 87:1-3 "His foundation is in the holy mountain. The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.

Solomon asked for wisdom and knowledge to lead the people.

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