“Thank You” Bible Style: Solomon
Blessed be the Lord, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised. There has not failed one word of all His good promise. 1 Kings 8:56
King Solomon prayed one of the Bible’s longest prayers when he dedicated the temple in Jerusalem in 1 Kings 8, and the occasion was a highwater mark in Jewish history. The glory of God descended and a cloud filled the temple. Solomon, overwhelmed, knelt before the Lord, raised his hands toward heaven, and led his people in a deeply meaningful prayer of dedication. Then, lifting himself to his feet, he addressed his people and praised God with thanksgiving. “There has not failed one word of all His good promise,” he said.
There were times when Solomon failed—and times when the Jewish people failed. The priests and prophets were subject to failure, and sometimes the entire nation failed. But God cannot fail, will not fail, and His promises will never falter. His faithfulness doesn’t depend on our perfection; it’s rooted in His perfect faithfulness, for there is no shadow of turning with Him.
If you’re worried about your faults and failures, confess them to God and turn your eyes back to Christ’s great faithfulness, mercy, and love.
Let God’s promises shine on your problems. Corrie ten Boom
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