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“May you and I hear and obey the Lord when He speaks to us.” <>< Dona (06/04/20)

Please read II Chronicles 1 through 5.  If you don’t have a Bible handy just click here -> Biblegateway.com.  The Biblegateway website should open for you to use.  Type in the chapters you want to read and select the translation you want to read them from. Click search and the chapters should appear. Once you read the suggested chapters close the screen and you should return here.

In II Chronicles 1 Solomon established himself firmly over his kingdom. The Lord was with him and made him exceedingly great.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, one night You appeared and spoke to Solomon. 

Something to think about

God told Solomon to ask for whatever he wanted. Solomon’s request was for wisdom and knowledge so that he might lead the Israelites. God was so pleased with Solomon He also gave him wealth, riches and honor.

Something to experience

Proverbs 3:15 says wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing we desire can compare with wisdom.  The same wisdom that God offered to Solomon He offers to us (James 1:5).

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In II Chronicles 2 though David made the plans and prepared for the building of the temple, Solomon actually was responsible for the construction.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, David paved the way for his son to build the temple.

Something to think about

God’s work can continue when the older generation paves the way for the younger.

Something to experience

Each of us, young or old, have a job to do in bringing God’s people together in worship.

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In II Chronicles 4 the temple’s furnishings were all made according to God’s specifications.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, the men building the temple followed every one of your directions.

Something to think about

At times we can be creative and make suggestions on the construction of a building.  But when God gives the directions we need to follow them.

Something to experience

For best results in the building of our spiritual life we need to seek and follow God’s instructions too.

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In II Chronicles 5 the temple’s first service began with acknowledging God’s presence and honoring Him. 

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, we should always begin our worship by honoring and acknowledging You. 

Something to think about

The Israelites placed praise first in their relationship with God. 

Something to experience

When we recall God’s love and mercy we will be inspired to worship Him daily.

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Prayer

Lord, I pray we will be like Solomon and seek wisdom and knowledge over wealth and notoriety (Proverbs 3:15 AMP; James 1:5 AMP).  Lord, I pray we will seek Your help in building our spiritual life (Acts 20:32 AMP). Lord, I pray no matter our age we will continue working to expand Your kingdom (Mark 16:15 AMP).  Lord, I pray we will worship You (John 4:24 AMP).  In Christ Jesus’ name I pray.  AMEN.

“May you and I continue working to expand God’s kingdom until we’re called home to heaven.” <>< Dona