SUMMARY: Promise fulfilled
OVERVIEW: Solomon experiences the Abrahamic covenant’s fulfillment, as he enjoys a nation, land, and blessing (compare verses 20-25 with Genesis 12:1-3).
BIG IDEA: God is a promise keeper who will provide all you need.
KEY VERSE: 1 Kings 4:25 (the blessing of the Lord)
During the lifetime of Solomon, all of Judah and Israel lived in peace and safety. And from Dan in the north to Beersheba in the south, each family had its own home and garden.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I know your needs and will not forget them. I know all the details of what you’re experiencing, what you fear, and what your hopes are. Focus on me instead of your wants and needs. Walk with me. Keep your eyes on me, and I will provide what you need when you need it. I know there are times when it’s easy to trust me and others when it seems impossible. But even in those difficult times, I have not changed, nor has my power diminished.
I know there are times you feel like I’m not moving fast enough and that you want to take over for me. I love your passion, but let me rule the world and your life. I want you to express all that you feel and to use the energy you have stored up. But wait for me. I see what you see and feel what you feel. You live in a sin-sick world, but this is not the end. I still do miracles this side of heaven, but I also have prepared a place for you that will blow your mind. Trust me today, for I am with you.
Give thanks to God for the good he has provided. And give thanks that he is trustworthy when the world seems to have fallen apart. Thank God that he is with you always, and ask him for strength for today.
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