Tag Archive: 2 Chronicles 9

“In one of the most beautiful poems in the Scriptures, the Teacher shows that there is purpose and balance to all things, even in this present life.  Everyday life takes on significance in the enjoyment of one’s work and the happiness of human love.  The message is aimed directly at the young people for whom much of the wisdom literature is intended.  In conclusion the Teacher urges that all things find their fulfillment in acknowledging the Creator’s purpose for mankind and in obeying his will.”

Life’s True Meaning

PURPOSE AND BALANCE IN LIFE     Ecclesiastes 3:1-17

ADVICE TO YOUNG PEOPLE     Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:8

WHERE LIFE FINDS ITS MEANING     Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

End of Solomon’s Reign

“With that parting advice to those who would follow him in these days ‘under the sun,’ Solomon himself falls prey to the ‘same destiny [which] overtakes all.’  The end of Solomon’s life is given only brief mention.”

Read: 1 Kings 11:41-43/2 Chronicles 9:29-31

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

Construction of Cities and Royal Palace

“The royal palace for Solomon requires six more years to complete than the temple itself, and it’s building program includes the construction or repair of many cities throughout his kingdom, a task accomplished through the use of forced labor by captives living within the country.”

Read: 1 Kings 7:1-12, 1 Kings 9, 2 Chronicles 7:11-22, 2 Chronicles 8

Extent of Solomon’s Glory

“Over the years of Solomon’s reign, God’s promise to Solomon, to give wisdom beyond all men and untold riches, has become reality.  Solomon’s kingdom has developed into the most peaceful and prosperous kingdom ever known.  Solomon’s glory is documented not only by official statistics but also by the visit of the Queen of Sheba.  What motivates her to come so great a distance is far more than mere curiosity at Solomon’s wealth.  It is the search for wisdom and insight which compels her, and she is not in the least disappointed.”

Read: 1 Kings 4, 1 Kings 10, 2 Chronicles 1:14-17, 2 Chronicles 9, Psalm 71:1-19

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
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