Tuesday, November 16
Follow the Instructions
1 Kings 9:1-5 Now it came about when Solomon had finished building the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all that Solomon desired to do...
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think about it.
What value does God place on integrity as He speaks to Solomon? How did Solomon learn integrity? Based on these verses, what are some characteristics of integrity? What example of integrity do you think you're giving to your child or other people?
The Lord appears to Solomon a second time here in 1 Kings 9:1-5. (You can read the account of the first appearing at 1 Kings 3:5-14.) This is shortly after Solomon has completed the temple, dedicated it and sacrificed offerings to the Lord. God affirms and recognizes Solomon's words and actions, and then offers (similar to 1 Kings 3) loving instruction and guidance to Solomon, telling him to walk with "integrity of heart and uprightness" and according to all that God had commanded (vs. 4). Those words were good for Solomon, and they're good for us too.
So what does walking with integrity of heart and uprightness mean to you? How will you work on putting that walk into practice this week? Tami W.
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