#131 2 Chronicles 1-4


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Day 131 of the podcast, reading 2 Chronicles 1-4 NET, read along at:

This is day 131 of our journey.

As God establishes Solomon's reign, Solomon asks for wisdom to rule the people of God justly. God responds by blessing him with wisdom, riches, honor, and long life. At the beginning of his reign, Solomon sets out on the mission his father left for him and begins construction on the temple of the Lord. He enlists tens of thousands to work at the construction. Solomon recognizes that the temple of the Lord is not really a home for God, as God cannot be contained by a building, but rather it is a place for God's people to worship him. We see a listing of the many items created for the temple and for use in the worship of God. As Solomon sets up the two bronze pillars, he recognizes God's work as he names them Jachin and Boaz: "he establishes" "in strength".

Join me in 2 Chronicles 1-4 to see God establish Solomon in strength.

Key verses:

2 Chronicles 1:10
Now give me wisdom and discernment so I can effectively lead this nation. Otherwise no one is able to make judicial decisions for this great nation of yours.”

2 Chronicles 2:6
Of course, who can really build a temple for him, since the sky and the highest heavens cannot contain him? Who am I that I should build him a temple! It will really be only a place to offer sacrifices before him.

2 Chronicles 3:17
He set up the pillars in front of the temple, one on the right side and the other on the left. He named the one on the right Yakin, and the one on the left Boaz.

2 Chronicles 4:6
He made ten washing basins; he put five on the south side and five on the north side. In them they rinsed the items used for burnt sacrifices; the priests washed in “The Sea.”

All Scriptures are from the NET.

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