Who is Able to Build Him an House?

"And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.  And Solomon told out threescore and ten thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand to hew in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.  And Solomon sent to Huram the king … Continue reading Who is Able to Build Him an House?

Wisdom and Knowledge is Granted

"And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God with him, and magnified him exceedingly.  Then Solomon spake unto all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and to every governor in all Israel, the chief of the fathers. So Solomon, and … Continue reading Wisdom and Knowledge is Granted

When GOD’S King Transgresses in Idolatry

"But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites; of the nations which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, 'Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: surely they will turn away your heart … Continue reading When GOD’S King Transgresses in Idolatry

When a Wise King Prays

"And Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven: and he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no God like Thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with Thy servants that walk … Continue reading When a Wise King Prays

Measurements and Man’s Understanding

"Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good. Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?" Proverbs 20:23-24 (KJB) In those days of King Solomon, and before and after, for many years trade was conducted with produce through the use of scales … Continue reading Measurements and Man’s Understanding

Knowledge, Understanding, Wisdom; the Fool and Silence

"He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding."  Proverbs 17:27-28  (KJB) I will let the commentary of Matthew Henry speak today as well; it … Continue reading Knowledge, Understanding, Wisdom; the Fool and Silence

Confidence and a Place of Refuge

"In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and His children shall have a place of refuge. The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death."  Proverbs 14:26-27  (KJB) I will let a sage of the past comment on these verses.  Matthew Henry has written,  "In these … Continue reading Confidence and a Place of Refuge