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August 5, 2018

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Reading along with us in 1 Kings? Here’s today’s reading:

1 Kings 5 (ESV)

Now Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants to Solomon when he heard that they had anointed him king in place of his father, for Hiram always loved David. And Solomon sent word to Hiram, “You know that David my father could not build a house for the name of the Lord his God because of the warfare with which his enemies surrounded him, until the Lord put them under the soles of his feet. But now the Lord my God has given me rest on every side. There is neither adversary nor misfortune. And so I intend to build a house for the name of the Lord my God, as the Lord said to David my father, ‘Your son, whom I will set on your throne in your place, shall build the house for my name.’ Now therefore command that cedars of Lebanon be cut for me. And my servants will join your servants, and I will pay you for your servants such wages as you set, for you know that there is no one among us who knows how to cut timber like the Sidonians.”....Continue Reading

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  1. I like the fact that the Bible provides details like this. It shows that God cares about the details and can work through them and provide for them. And what a great testimony to the good relations even with a foreign king who because of his interaction with Israel has at least an awareness of God and knows how God’s hand is on Israel. Solomon also continues to engender good relations by striking a good agreement and honoring this foreign people with words of regard. And what a work crew that was assembled to build God’s temple and what great provisions that were needed for that great place. God is just able to bless and provide in so many ways as we seek His will and do what he calls us to.

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