The Promise and The Warning

And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, "I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to Myself for an house of sacrifice. If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among …

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The Glory Of The LORD Fills The House

"And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place: (for all the priests that were present were sanctified, and did not then wait by course: also the Levites which were the singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, being arrayed …

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The Right Kind Of Prayer

"In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, 'Ask what I shall give thee.' And Solomon said unto God, 'Thou hast shewed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead. Now, O LORD God, let Thy promise unto David my father be established: for Thou …

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That All The People Of The Earth May Know…

"And it was so, that when Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication unto the LORD, he arose from before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven. And he stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud …

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The Gift Of Wisdom

"And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore. And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt."  1 Kings 4:29-30  (KJB) REFERENCES: 1 Kings 4; Psalm 119:34; James 1:5, …

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Day Fifty One – The Preacher and Love

Life is complex. Our reading for today is Ecclesiastes 5 through the Song of Solomon 6. If you have read Ecclesiastes, and think you have the problem of life solved, then let me say this as kindly as possible –  That is the thought of a fool. Solomon, the wisest of men who ever walked …

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Day Fifty – Two Wise Men Who Were Kings

Today's Scripture reading is Proverbs 23 through Ecclesiastes 4. I will be only sharing from the Proverbs beginning with. Chapter 23 –  “Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.  Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward …

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Day Forty Nine – The Heart of Man, Inheritance, and Sacrifice

There is much we can learn from reading the proverbs of the Bible.  I am not commenting about the verses I post today except to show them to you for your perusal, and pray you will go to the book itself, and read them.  There is much wisdom to gain by reading and applying them. …

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Day Forty Eight – Proverbs and Wisdom

Many wise men have written wise sayings for people to follow.  The wisest of men was King Solomon, because God gave him the wisdom to rule his people; that is what he asked for.  Then, because of his wise prayer and requests God gave him what he did not ask for; and it was many …

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Day Twenty Three – A Heart Turned Away

David, even though he had committed adultery against Uriah the Hittite, and had murdered him is still the standard of a man with a heart for God.  The thing which makes a difference is that he did have a heart for God.  He loved God, and wanted only to glorify Him.  It is seen in …

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Love Is As Strong As Death

"O that thou wert as my brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother! I should find thee without, I would kiss thee; yea, I should not be despised. I would lead thee, and bring thee into my mother's house, who would instruct me: I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine of the juice …

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The Rod and Reproof

"The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.  When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.  Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul. Where there is no vision, the people …

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