2 Chronicles 1 & 2: Wonderful And Great
Verse of the Day: (2:9) Even to prepare me timber in abundance: for the house which I am about to build shall be wonderful great.
1. Wisdom (1:1-17)
Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great? (1:10)
Solomon became the king of Israel after David, his father, went to be with God. God was with Solomon, and one night He appeared before him and asked him what he required of Him. Solomon asked God for wisdom to rule and judge the people in his vast kingdom that his father had left him. God immediately gave wisdom to Solomon as He was pleased with his request as he did not ask for riches or the lives of his enemies or longevity. Indeed, let us pray to God for wisdom, which is to fear Him, and keep His commandments, because the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. (Proverbs 9:10)
2. Wonderful (2:1-16)
And Solomon sent to Huram the king of Tyre, saying, As thou didst deal with David my father, and didst send him cedars to build him an house to dwell therein, even so deal with me. (2:3)
Wise Solomon hired the skilful men of King Huram of Tyre, who had earlier dealt with his father in the construction of the latter’s house. Solomon also asked Huram to supply him with abundance of timber from Tyre for the construction of the mammoth building project beside those materials that his father had prepared for him. Solomon sourced out the best materials as well as hired the best people from overseas so that God’s house shall be wonderful and great not only in Israel but throughout the entire world. Indeed, as believers of God, let us do our best, be it our study, sports, career, or ministry, as there shall be no more earthly activities the day we die, but we shall serve and worship God in our heavenly activities when we all get to heaven, the home of God. (Ecclesiastes 9:7-10)
3. Work (2:17-18)
And he set threescore and ten thousand of them to be bearers of burdens, and fourscore thousand to be hewers in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred overseers to set the people a work. (2:18)
Beside the people in Israel, Solomon hired thousands of foreign workers to supervise and work for his building project. He was determined not only to complete the construction of God’s house, but to follow every detail of the architectural design that God, through David, had passed to him, so that His house shall be the most magnificent and majestic building in the entire world. (1 Chronicle 28:19) Indeed, let us be busy serving and following God and His Word, as an idle mind is the devil’s workshop. (Psalms 119:105)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to do everything wonderful and great for Your glory.