September 6 – I Am His

If we were to read it with a more accurate understanding of some of the idioms and metaphors… let us just say this would not get a PG rating. Solomon was channeling his inner DH Lawrence, not his inner Shakespeare.

The Temple – Promise

Solomon’s Temple served as a focus point in three ways. It was a place where God’s presence came down. It was a place where our praises went up. It was also the place where God’s promise was made. (pt3)

The Temple – Presence

Solomon’s Temple served as a focus point in three ways. It was a place where God’s presence came down. It was a place where our praises went up. It was also the place where God’s promise was made. (pt1)

There Go I

In Solomon’s old age, they turned his heart to worship other gods instead of being completely faithful to the Lord his God, as his father, David, had been. (1 Kings 11:4) Read: 1 Kings 11:1 – 12:19, Acts 9:1-25, Psalm 131:1-3, Proverbs 17:4-5 Relate: At thirty-eight years of age, John gave up his legal studies and secular…

Psalm 127:1 (Building Instructions)

Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. (Psalm 127:1) Read: 1 Kings 5:1 – 6:38, Acts 7:1-29, Psalm 127:1-5, Proverbs 16:28-30 Relate: In some ways I might not fit into the traditional role of what a man should be able to know and do. Pop the hood of a car and have…

No Entry

“No Ammonite or Moabite or any of their descendants for ten generations may be admitted to the assembly of the Lord.” (Deuteronomy 23:3) Read: Deuteronomy 23:1-25:19, Luke 10:13-37, Psalm 75:1-10, Proverbs 12:12-14 Relate: I want to quote something from the end of the book of Ruth: Boaz was the father of Obed. Obed was the father of Jesse. Jesse was the father of…