Saturday, November 23, 2013

Journal Through the Bible: Week 46 Saturday

I Kings chapter 6

This is one of those "Time Stamp" chapters because it tells us that Solomon began building the Temple at Jerusalem in the month Zif in the fourth year of his reign which was also 480 years after Moses led the Children of Israel out of Egypt. It was completed in the eleventh year in the month Bul which means it took 7 years to build it.

Does God issue any commands?

  • Stated within the promises that God spoke to Solomon was the command to obey God. Only then would the promises come to pass.

Does God make any promises?

  • (6:11-12) God promised that if Solomon would walk in His statutes and execute proper judgment, and keep all His commandments to walk in them then He would perform through Solomon that He promised to David.
  • (6:13) God also promised the people that He would dwell among them and not forsake them if they would also walk in His statutes and keep His commandments.

Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?

  • The Ark of the Covenant of the LORD was placed within the Most Holy Place within the Temple. The Ark of the Covenant with its Mercy Seat lid represented the mediation of Jesus for sinners. (Romans 3:25-31 and Romans 5:9-11)

Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?

  • Solomon used the most precious commodities such as gold when he adorned the Temple. The book of Revelation tells of the precious commodities of gold and gems that God used to adorn His Heavenly palace including the Temple that is there and which we will see.

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