Wednesday, 22 August 2012

1 KINGS 5 TO 9

In these chapters, Solomon builds the temple of God with the help of king Hiram of Tyre who was very skillful  in curving wood and brass. He exchanges food for Cedars from Hiram the king of Tyre. The temple was built by both skillful men from Tyre and Jerusalem. Solomon builds God's temple magnificiently, overlaid it with gold in and out,included alot of things among which included: cherubims, the molten sea,lions and oxen,palm trees, the ark of the covenant which he had shifted from the city of David which is Zion.
It took him 7 years to build God's temple and 13 years to build his own house.David reigned over Israel for 40 years;7 years in Hebron and 33 years in Jerusalem.Solomon reigned over Israel for 40 years as well.After building the temple,he prays to God and God appears to him the second time and tells him if they obey his commandments,he would establish the throne of Israel forever. This portion of scriptures teaches us to build ourselves with the word of God and the love of God in our lives. Jude 1:20 says we should build up ourselves on our most holy faith,praying in the holyghost,keeping ourselves  in the love of God and looking for the mercies of Jesus Christ un to eternal life.

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