Jun 30, 2016
Opening to 1KINGS 13-14:
Solomon was the wisest of men. So how could he make such stupid choices?! Part of the answer is the corruption caused when one has too much power. And there is something truly sticky about sexual sin. The Lord’s judgment is evident in what happened with the division of the country, and...
Jun 29, 2016
Let’s turn to 1KINGS 11-12.
Yesterday we heard interesting glimpses of Solomon's international relations and commerce. Notably, the queen of Sheba came to listen to Solomon's wisdom and to ask questions of him.
How precious the Word of God is to us! A favorite verse from yesterday’s portion is...
Jun 28, 2016
This is the third chapter of Tales of the Resistance, by David and Karen Mains, entitled
The Taxi Resistance.
Jun 28, 2016
The temple was completed! And yesterday we heard Solomon’s very wise prayer asking God to fulfill his promises and help the people of Israel. In his prayer, he recognized that the people of Israel would not be able to remain faithful to the Lord, but that they would sin and then need to repent. Solomon...
Jun 27, 2016
Turning to 1KINGS 8:
Yesterday we heard lots and lots of details about the building of the temple. A man from Tyre, Huram, must have been an efficient and artistic technician in working with bronze casting. He corresponds to the two craftsmen who designed and constructed the first tabernacle.