1 Kings 5:1-6:38
1 Kings 5:7 – How great is it that your father’s friends will bless the LORD that your father’s legacy is continued!
1 Kings 6:1 – This is the anchor dating passage for the Old Testament. 480 years from the Exodus to the Construction of the Temple. That connects 1446 (date of Exodus) to 966 BC.
1 Kings 6:7 – Amazing – a massive construction project but no sound of jackhammers, axes, or iron tools, while it was under construction.
1 Kings 6:12 – What does the LORD say is the one condition to Solomon? Obedience (have we heard this before?)
1 Kings 6:38 – How is that for an impressive project? Tens of thousands of people working for seven years!
Acts 7:2 – Stephen, a man willing to wait on tables – was able to preach, reciting Hebrew history. We see here Genesis and early Exodus history summarized into 28 verses. The Torah is very relevant to the New Testament.
Psalm 127:1 – Great reminder of Proverbs 19:21, James 4:13-16, and Luke 12:16-21.
Psalm 127:3 – Children are a blessing – and are important to society. Washington Post:
The United States is in the midst of what some worry is a baby crisis. The number of women giving birth has been declining for years and just hit a historic low. If the trend continues — and experts disagree on whether it will — the country could face economic and cultural turmoil.
Proverbs 16:28 – Are you a uniter or a divider?
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