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1 Kings 2:3

1 Kings 2:3

Intrigue, treason and power-grabbing was the political temperature at the end of David's reign. However, despite a seditious military coup, instigated by his older brother.. which was designed to secure the crown for himself, Solomon was anointed as his father's successor, and king of Israel, by Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet. Solomon was proclaimed to be God's anointed ruler.

It was amidst all this intrigue that the read more...

1 Kings 3:9

1 Kings 3:9

The prayer of Solomon and the declaration he made as he prepared to take the reins of government from his father David, contain a prayerful acclamation that every child of God should seek after - an understanding heart, the wisdom to discern between good and evil and the recognition that the God of Israel is the supreme Ruler of the universe, and the only righteous Judge of heaven and earth.

Before his death, king David had read more...

1 Kings 8:9

1 Kings 8:9

After the death of David, his son Solomon took the throne of Israel. Solomon was the man whom God permitted to build Him a Temple, and in the early chapters of First Kings, we read of its construction. We hear how timber, from the cedars of Lebanon, was shipped from Tyre, and discover that great block of stone were prepared in the quarries of Israel.

The exquisite craftsmanship of the gold furnishings in the read more...

1 Kings 8:20

1 Kings 8:20

The dedication of God's Temple was the crowing achievement of Solomon's reign and a glorious time in Israel's history. A detailed description of its construction and furnishings; its decorations and the building materials used, are given in the early chapters of first Kings. The huge laver, supported by twelve bronze oxen; the ornamental pillars at the entrance; the table of gold; the lamp-stand of pure gold and many other beautifully fashioned articles were read more...

1 Kings 17:5

1 Kings 17:5

It was the Word of the Lord that caused Elijah the Tishbite to storm into the throne-room of King Ahab and announce that there would be neither rain nor dew on the earth.. in the years that lay ahead, and it was the Word of the Lord that directed Elijah, the prophet from Gilead, to go east of Jordan and to hide himself by the brook Cherith - for the Lord had purposed to use a rippling brook of the meadow and some simple ravens of the air to nourish Elijah with food read more...

1 Kings 19:12

1 Kings 19:12

God uses many methods and means to get our attention, in order to teach us a deeper truth about Himself. Having fled from the fierce threats of a vicious and rebellious woman, Elijah cowered in the corner praying for escape through death, but the Lord had something more to teach Elijah about God's Own perfect character and God had something greater to achieve in Elijah's life. God desired to draw Elijah into a deeper and more intimate fellowship with Himself, read more...