• Rehoboam’s Reign

    2 Chronicles 11:5–12:16

    God relented because Judah listened to His word through the prophet Shemaiah and turned to Him in repentance. When we hear from the Word of God about our sin, the proper response is repentance. If we do not repent when ...Read More

  • A Young King’s Folly

    1 Kings 12:1–24

    That Rehoboam’s decision led to the fulfillment of prophecy did not make the choice any less sinful or foolish. God uses our decisions to achieve His purposes, but that does not mean we are not responsible for our choices. We ...Read More

  • Solomon’s Prayer of Dedication

    2 Chronicles 6:12–42

    God cannot be confined to a particular space, but He does meet with His people in particular spaces. When we gather for worship, the Lord meets with us, and we enjoy His presence. It is fitting to build church sanctuaries ...Read More

  • The Ark Comes to the Temple

    2 Chronicles 5:1–6:11

    Our omnipresent Creator is not confined to any one place. However, He did make His presence felt in a special way in the old covenant temple. Today He is “enthroned on the praises of Israel” (Ps. 22:3). When God’s people ...Read More

  • Solomon Builds His Palace

    1 Kings 6:37–7:12

    Like Solomon, we are apt to get distracted and focus more on our own concerns than on the Lord and His worship. Remaining sin means we will fall short in putting God first until we are glorified, and thanks be ...Read More

  • Solomon Builds the Temple

    2 Chronicles 3

    Matthew Henry points to the carved cherubim in today’s passage, encouraging us with the hope that “the thought that we are worshiping him before whom the angels cover their faces will help to inspire us with reverence in all our ...Read More

  • Solomon Prepares for the Temple

    1 Kings 5

    One commentator notes that confidence in God’s promise propels us forward in service to the Lord’s kingdom. When we are convinced that the Lord will be true to His Word, we are strengthened to undertake even the most arduous of ...Read More

  • Solomon’s Great Wisdom

    1 Kings 3

    When Solomon asked God for wisdom, the Lord answered his prayer. But God desires to give wisdom not only to His kings but to all of His people. If we ask for wisdom in faith, believing God’s promise to give ...Read More

  • David’s Final Temple Guidance

    1 Chronicles 28:20–29:9

    To build the temple of God, Jesus made a greater sacrifice than David, giving not merely monies but His very life. We are called to give our lives as well, which may involve a martyr’s death for some of us. ...Read More

  • The Temple Builder

    1 Chronicles 22:2–19

    Although at the present time God’s war against evil continues, that will not be true forever. One day, the battle will end, the universe will be at perfect peace, and we will worship the Lord forever. We anticipate that great ...Read More

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