June 6, 2017: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for 1 Kings 5-9
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Commentary: What the Lord had revealed to David was coming to pass: Solomon was building the temple of the Lord. It was twice the size of the Tabernacle built by the Israelites in the desert. Solomon received wood for the temple from the King of Tyre, due to the respect the king had for Solomon’s father. The temple was not the only building project Solomon had. He also built his own a palace, a second home, and a palace for the daughter of the Egyptian pharaoh, his wife. Once the temple was built, the Ark of the Covenant was placed inside the Holy of Holies. After the dedication of the temple, the Lord appeared to Solomon, asking him to serve as his father had, with his heart.
Focus Verses: 8:14-21 Why is this such a remarkable event? What does it show?