Thursday, December 31, 2015

Solomon's Prayer and Blessing


Following Solomon's prayer of dedication for the Temple (1 Kings 8:23-61),


King Solomon offered a blessing for the people of Israel in which he had five basic requests:


1) for God's presence with His people (8:57);


2) for the desire to do God's will in everything (8:58);


3) for the desire and ability to obey all of God's commands (8:58);


4) for help with daily needs(8:59); and


5) for people everywhere to know the one true God of Israel(8:60).


And as he concluded his blessing, Solomon encouraged the people
that their hearts would be fully committed to God and living for Him.

How wonderful, Solomon's requests and blessing’s are as appropriate today as they were back when the Temple was completed. 

What wonderful verses to read and use in rededicating ourselves to God. 

Read Solomon's blessing in 1 Kings 8:56-61