SOLOMON IN ALL HIS GLORY (Luke 12:27)
Suggested Reading: 1 Kings 9-10
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Key Verse: 1 Kings 9: 6 & 7a
But if you or your sons at all turn from following Me, and do not keep My commandments and My statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods and worship them, then I will cut off Israel from the land which I have given them; and this house which I have consecrated for My name I will cast out of My sight.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, I have sinned and come short of Your Glory. Forgive me for my disobedience. I humbly ask for more grace to obey You more fully than ever. In and through the One who always obeyed fully, my Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
When I visit Solomon’s Pillars (pictured above), my imagination is fired up with the thought of those early miners and the open smelters which were refining copper and other metals. When I visit Solomon’s chariot city of Megiddo, I can almost see the great stables full of huge war horses (pictured below). I’d like to encourage my blog participants to join me this Fall, November 12-26, if at all possible. God willing, we’ll travel to Israel. I’d love to spend those two weeks sharing in person with you at meal times, on the bus, or sitting in the hotel lobby. Let’s discuss the daily thoughts which I expect to be posting on my blog by 1:00 p.m. each day, Israel time (that’s 6:00 a.m. Ontario time). Bring your laptop computers. The hotels and the buses have WiFi. You can find the tour details here.
Have I shared that Norma-Jean and I have moved from our home north of Kingston into an apartment, 1100 square feet, in Burlington, Ontario? Don Simmonds, our Crossroads CEO, says he has lots of work for me to do here in Burlington as long as I have the strength. I want to obey God and those that He has put in authority in the Crossroads Ministry. Actually, I’m excited about the future opportunities, whatever they may be, to serve God well…God being my Helper.
Yours for obedience in doing all God has purposed, now and throughout eternity,
P.S. Below are pictures of Elat (“Elath”in our reading -1 Kings 9:26) and a model of Solomon’s chariot city of Megiddo.