A friend of mine took his small son with him to town one day to run
some errands. When lunchtime
arrived, the two of them went to a familiar diner for a sandwich.
The father sat down on one of the
stools at the counter and lifted the boy up to the seat beside him.
They ordered lu … More
Today we see the closing remarks of Solomon’s prayerwith his people to God. His prayers and concern reach out to those beyond his own surroundings to foreign missions. He looked around as he called on God to hear the prayer of believing foreigners (vv. 32-35). By hearing them, God’s fame would spread world-wide. He asked God to give his people victory in battle. He says, “Answer their prayers from heaven and give them victory.”
The King seemed to have insight into the fate of God’s people. They would soon go into captivity because of their sins against God; they called on Him for forgiveness, and they experienced restoration to their land. Sin always leads to captivity while repentance leads to restoration. Most are sorry they got caught but very few are willing to really repent.
Solomon looked within (vv. 36-42) as he pleads with God for forgiveness and to bless all present. God has chosen to respond to His children who pray within His conditions. He changes people and sometimes changes things. He closes his prayer by asking God to always remember the love He had for his servant David and not reject His chosen Kings (v. 42).
Solomon demonstrated by his public prayer how important this is in the life of any Christian. I need to be more conscious and demonstrate in my life how important prayer is if I expect to receive God’s blessing on my life.
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II Chronicles 3:1-17Solomon Begins to Build The Temple at Jerusalem
II Chronicles 4:1-22Furnishings For The Temple
II Chronicles 5:1-14The Ark of the Covenant Was Moved to The Temple
II Chronicles 6:1-11Solomon Brings a Dedication Message For The Temple
II Chronicles 6:12-21Solomon’s Prayer at The Temple Dedication
II Chronicles 6:22-31Solomon Prays For The Forgiveness of Sin
II Chronicles 6:32-42Solomon Prays For Those in Foreign Missions
II Chronicles 7:1-10Solomon Prays in a Way That Get’s Results
II Chronicles 7:11-22God’s Approval of Solomon Building The Temple
II Chronicles 8:1-18Solomon’s Greatest Achievement was Finishing The Temple
II Chronicles 9:1-12Queen of Sheba Brings Gifts to Solomon
II Chronicles 9:13-21Evidence of Solomon’s Prosperity
II Chronicles 9:22-31The Failures of Solomon