Day 163

Today’s Reading – 1 Kings 7 and 2 Chronicles 4

It took Solomon thirteen years, however,
to complete the construction of his palace.

1 Kings 7:1


David spent a lifetime on the throne making plans for the building of the temple.

Give credit to Solomon his first act was to complete the temple. It took 7 years.

Perhaps we see the beginning of Solomon’s demise in the building of the palace. It takes him twice as long to build his palace as it did to build God’s temple.

Additionally, can I ask, “What was wrong with David’s palace?”

Sometimes we do a good job a ‘showing’ the world God is priority – – – we go to church, we make sure people know that we are active in our church, we put stickers on our cars of fish – – – BUT when it comes down to it our lives reveal a different set of priorities. That was the case with Solomon and he was a very wise man.

What does your life reveal about your priorities?

Tomorrow’s Reading – I Kings 8 and 2 Chronicles 5



I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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