King Solomon - Week 3

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Proverbs 9:10

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

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1 Kings 8:10-13

…the cloud filled the temple of the Lord. And the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled his temple. Then Solomon said, “The Lord has said that he would dwell in total darkness; I have indeed built an exalted temple for you, a place for your dwelling forever.”

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God is a mysteriousaccessible God. (8:12-13)

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Ecclesiastes 8:17

No one can comprehend (God’s work) under the sun. Despite all their efforts to search it out, no one can discover its meaning. Even if the wise claim they know, they cannot really comprehend it.

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God is a narrowaccessible God. (8:27-29)

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1 Kings 8:27-29

“But will God indeed live on earth? Even heaven, the highest heaven, cannot contain you, much less this Temple I have built…(but) your eyes will watch over this Temple night and day, toward the place where you said, ‘My name will be there, and you will hear the prayer your servant prays toward this place.

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God is a promisekeeping God. (8:15,56)

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1 Kings 8:15

“God has fulfilled his promise by his power.”…

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Wisdom is believing in and ordering your life around the promises of God.

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Matthew 6:33

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness…

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Hebrews 9:27

“It is appointed unto man once to die, and after that the judgement.”

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Proverbs 3:9-10

Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops;

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Psalms 84:11

“No good thing will he withhold from those whose walk is right with him.”

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God is a graceextending God. (8:33-53)

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1 Kings 8:46-50

When they sin against you–for there is no one who does not sin–and you are angry with them and hand them over to the enemy, and their captors deport them… when they come to their senses and repent and petition you from their captor’s land…you will hear in heaven and uphold their cause, forgive their rebellions against you and grant them compassion.

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God’s Promises To You:

– Rebound from defeat. (8:33-34)

– Regain lost blessings. (8:35-36)

– Request personal healing. (8:37-39)

– Regroup for spiritual victory. (8:44-45)

– Repent and be restored. (8:46-49)

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2 Chronicles 7:14

if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

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