Sermon'e

on December 12, 2022 — by .
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2022 & books Chronicles, Exodus, Luke, Malachi, Numbers.

Walking Faithfully With God

Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist, was a priest. Because all male descendants of Aaron were priests, there were, even in Old Testament times, too many priests for the amount of work to be done. David, therefore, divided them into twenty-four divisions, and each division served for two weeks each year.

on October 6, 2022 — by .
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2022 & books 1 Kings, Chronicles.

Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem

The simplest way to describe Solomon’s temple is as a rectangular stone building with a porch added to the front, and three storeys of storerooms added to the sides and rear. The side and rear walls of the main building were reduced in thickness by one cubit (about forty-four centimetres, or eighteen inches) for the middle storey, and by a further cubit for the top storey. This created ‘steps’ on which the timber beams rested to form the floors for the middle and upper storeys (6:1-6).

on October 4, 2022 — by .
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2022 & books 1 Corinthians, 1 Kings, Chronicles, Exodus, Matthew.

Solomon Requests Wisdom

David’s power had come through war and conquest; Solomon’s came through clever commercial and political agreements with neighbouring countries. Solomon gave impressive public display of his loyalty to God, but he ignored God’s warnings when he saw advantages to be gained through foreign alliances.