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Tag Archives: Solomon
“The King’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes” (Proverbs 21:1). What does this mean? Does this mean that every action of a king (or country leader) is … Continue reading
What was it that made me like Anthony Bourdain? It was not his religious beliefs. He was not religious to my knowledge. It was not his politics. We were politically, I think, very far apart. It was not his profanity. … Continue reading
The world is in a state of confusion. It has left the moorings of the basics as taught in the early chapters of Genesis. It is now tossed upon the ever changing sea of individual subjective thought. It needs to … Continue reading
There are several points of comparison to be made between the tabernacle and temple of old and the church. Let’s notice… The Expense The expense that went into constructing the tabernacle and temple of old was very great. The lampstand … Continue reading
The context: Death was near. Jesus knew it. He, with concern for His disciples, prayed. Let us observe for whom and what He prayed. 1. Himself (John 17:1-5) “Father, the hour has come” (John 17:1a). The reference is to the … Continue reading
“There shall come forth a rod [shoot NASB/ESV] from the stem [stump ESV] of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots” (Isaiah 11:1). Israel had been described as a felled tree, nothing but a stump remained (Isaiah … Continue reading
The background to this chapter is this: Assyria is pushing westward, conquering territory, and quickly becoming the dominant world power. Under these circumstances, two old foes, Syria and Israel, form a league for mutual protection. The two then try to … Continue reading
“The Queen of the South will rise up in judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and indeed a greater than Solomon … Continue reading