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Israel’s Sin, Gods Faithfulness _ 1 Kings11: 26-43

1 Kings 11:26-43      English Standard Version (ESV) 26 Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephraimite of Zeredah, a servant of Solomon, whose mother’s name was Zeruah, a widow, also lifted up his hand against the king. 27 And this was the reason why he lifted up his hand against the king. Solomon built the Millo, and closed up the breach of the city of David his…

Adversity as an Instrument of the Lord _ 1 Kings 11:9-25

1 Kings 11:9-25        English Standard Version (ESV) 9 And the Lord was angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned away from the Lord, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice 10 and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods. But he did not keep what the Lord commanded. 11 Therefore the Lord said to Solomon, “Since this has been your practice and you have…

Falling Away _ 1 Kings 11:1-8

1 Kings 11:1-8          English Standard Version (ESV) 11 Now King Solomon loved many foreign women, along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women, 2 from the nations concerning which the Lord had said to the people of Israel, “You shall not enter into marriage with them, neither shall they with you, for surely they will turn away your heart after their…

The Benediction _ 1 Kings 8:54-66

1 Kings 8:54-66               English Standard Version (ESV) 54 Now as Solomon finished offering all this prayer and plea to the Lord, he arose from before the altar of the Lord, where he had knelt with hands outstretched toward heaven. 55 And he stood and blessed all the assembly of Israel with a loud voice, saying, 56 “Blessed be the Lord who has given rest to his people…

The God Who Hears _ 1 Kings 8:31-53

1 Kings 8:31-53             English Standard Version (ESV) 31 “If a man sins against his neighbor and is made to take an oath and comes and swears his oath before your altar in this house, 32 then hear in heaven and act and judge your servants, condemning the guilty by bringing his conduct on his own head, and vindicating the righteous by rewarding…

Praying to the Most High God _ 1 Kings 8: 22-30

1 Kings 8:22-30        English Standard Version (ESV) 22 Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands toward heaven, 23 and said, “O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you, in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing steadfast love to your servants who walk before you with all…

Solomon’s Blessing _ 1 Kings 8:12-21

1 Kings 8:12-21         English Standard Version (ESV) 12 Then Solomon said, “The Lord has said that he would dwell in thick darkness. 13 I have indeed built you an exalted house, a place for you to dwell in forever.” 14 Then the king turned around and blessed all the assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel stood. 15 And he said, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who with…

The Glory of the LORD _ 1 Kings 8:1-11

1 Kings 8: 1-11         English Standard Version (ESV) 8 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the leaders of the fathers’ houses of the people of Israel, before King Solomon in Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the Lord out of the city of David, which is Zion. 2 And all the men of Israel assembled…

Holy to the LORD _ 1 Kings 7: 13-51

1 Kings 7:13-51        English Standard Version (ESV) 13 And King Solomon sent and brought Hiram from Tyre. 14 He was the son of a widow of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in bronze. And he was full of wisdom, understanding, and skill for making any work in bronze. He came to King Solomon and did…

Two Kings, Two Houses _ 1 Kings 7: 1-12

1 Kings 7:1-12      English Standard Version (ESV) 7 Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished his entire house. 2 He built the House of the Forest of Lebanon. Its length was a hundred cubits and its breadth fifty cubits and its height thirty cubits, and it was built on four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams on the pillars.3 And…