1 Chronicles 1-5
The 1st chapter of 2 Chronicles vs 10 reads that Solomon is asking for wisdom to govern the people. God grants Solomon wisdom. Solomon later has the temple built and then has the temple dedicated. Solomon is starting out as the new king doing things the way that he should do them. He is seeking God, and he is later on his knees and raising his hands upward as he is having the temple dedicated. We see from these passages of scripture that Solomon has his heart in the right place.
2 Chronicles 1:10
Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?”
But will he continue to use his God-given wisdom to glorify God or himself? We will soon see.
Jesus was the wisest man ever to live. Instead of building a temple, he cleared it out. Instead of building a palace he had no place to lay his head. And in his greater wisdom he built for his great people the kingdom that we are a part of today!
2 Replies to “4.22 2 Chronicles 1-5”
I really like how Solomon executed the plan that David had laid out for him instead of turning away to do his own thing.
Something that struck me with the reading today is the intricacy and value of the temple that Solomon built. I read in Halley’s Bible handbook that the temple was worth several billion dollars, and was probably the most magnificent building on earth at that time! God instructed Solomon to build a temple that would be worthy of His greatness. Then, I thought about how we are now called the temple of God, the place where God’s Spirit dwells. It’s amazing to me that God values me even more than that absolute unit of a temple! I often feel small and insignificant, but this gives me new vision of how God sees me!