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1 Kings 9 - AMP

2 The Lord appeared to Solomon the second time, as He had appeared to him at Gibeon. 3 The Lord told him, I have heard your prayer and supplication which you have made before Me; I have hallowed this house which you have built, and I have put My Name there forever. My eyes and My heart shall be there perpetually. 4 And if you will walk before Me, as David your father walked, in integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that I have commanded you, keeping My statutes and My precepts, 5 Then I will establish your royal throne over Israel forever, as I promised David your father, saying, There shall not fail you a man upon the throne of Israel. 6 But if you turn away from following Me, you or your children, and will not keep My commandments and My statutes which I have set before you but go and serve other gods and worship them, 7 Then I will cut off Israel from the land I have given them, and this house I have hallowed for My Name (renown) I will cast from My sight. And Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all the peoples. 8 This house shall become a heap of ruins; every passerby shall be astonished and shall hiss and say, Why has the Lord done thus to this land and to this house? 9 Then they will answer, Because they forsook the Lord their God, Who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have laid hold of other gods and have worshiped and served them; therefore the Lord has brought on them all this evil. 10 At the end of twenty years, in which Solomon had built the two houses, the Lord's house and the king's house, 11 For which Hiram king of Tyre had furnished Solomon with as much cedar and cypress timber and gold as he desired, King Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee. 12 And Hiram came from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him, and they did not please him. 13 He said, What are these cities worth which you have given me, my brother? So they are called the Cabul Land to this day. 14 And Hiram sent to the king 120 talents of gold. 15 This is the account of the levy which King Solomon raised to build the house of the Lord, his own house, the Millo, the wall of Jerusalem, Hazor, Megiddo, and Gezer. 16 For Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up and taken Gezer, burned it with fire, slew the Canaanites who dwelt in the city, and had given it as dowry to his daughter, Solomon's wife. 17 So Solomon rebuilt Gezer and Lower Beth-horon, 18 Baalath and Tamar (Tadmor) in the wilderness, in the land of Judah, 19 And all the store cities which Solomon had and cities for his chariots and cities for his horsemen, and whatever Solomon desired to build Once on the throne Solomon became a thoroughgoing despot. All political power was taken out of the hands of the tribal sheiks... and placed in the hands of officers who were simply puppets of Solomon. The resources of the nation were expended not on works of public utility but on the personal aggrandizement of the monarch. In the means he took to gratify his passions he showed himself to be little better than a savage (James Orr et al., eds., The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia). The division of the nation at Solomon's death with all the weakness and misery that it caused through the coming centuries was the direct outgrowth of Solomon's unholy self-indulgence (Amos R. Wells, Bible Miniatures). Because of his extensive building program and his extravagant expenditures in the maintenance of his luxurious court, he resorted to forced labor and heavy taxation. Bitter opposition to his rule thus engendered the division of the united kingdom after his death (The New Jewish Encyclopedia).for his pleasure in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion. 20 As for all the people who were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, who were not Israelites, 21 Their children who were left after them in the land, whom the Israelites were not able utterly to destroy, of them Solomon made a forced levy of slaves to this day. 22 But Solomon made no slaves of the Israelites; they were the soldiers, his officials, attendants, commanders, captains, chariot officers, and horsemen. 23 These were the chief officers over Solomon's work, 550 who had charge of the people who did the work. 24 But Pharaoh's daughter came up out of the City of David to her house which Solomon had built for her; then he built the Millo. 25 Three times a year Solomon offered burnt offerings and peace offerings on the altar he built to the Lord, and he burned incense with them before the Lord. So he finished the house. 26 And King Solomon made a fleet of ships in Ezion-geber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red Sea, in Edom. 27 And Hiram sent with the fleet his servants, shipmen who had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon. 28 They came to Ophir and got 420 talents of gold and brought it to King Solomon.

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bala samson avatar
Integrity of heart!
Shared by: bala samson on Nov, 2015
Summary: Even today God is sending a warning signal for everyone through this devotion, who have plugged their ears from hearing the Word of God!
Scripture: 1 Kings 9:1-3
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 299
Scott Kircher avatar
Solomon - Wealth, Wisdom & a Worthless Life
Shared by: Scott Kircher on Aug, 2013
Summary: Have you ever sought fulfillment in life from the things God has given rather than from God? Solomon had a great start, but then lost his first love and turned to things to find fulfillment, but found nothing but emptiness.
William R. Nabaza avatar
Faithfulness Based on Man
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2013
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you faithful? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show we have a better role model who's inside of us, and we depend on CHRIST's Faithfulness not on ours. IV. TEXT: 1 Kings 9:4 (New Living Translation
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Kings 9:4
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,837
William R. Nabaza avatar
Old Covenant Temple
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Dec, 2012
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: If the old covenant temple received so much love and care from the LORD, how much more the believers as temple of the Holy Spirit? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show the advantage of the new covenant temp
Scripture: 1 Kings 9:3
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 717
Chris Appleby avatar
The Foolishness of Soloomon
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Jul, 2010
Summary: For all his wisdom, Solomon acted foolishly so that his heart was turned away form God and so were the hearts of his people.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 9:1-11:43
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 2,702
Joe Rowland avatar
This House Has Survived Many Storms
Shared by: Joe Rowland on Sep, 2008
Summary: I was raised in an old brick house that has survived many storms. My body is a temple where God dwells. Where God dwells is a place that has and will survive many storms.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 9:1-9
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,703
Don Baggett avatar
The Deceptive Power Of Compromise
Shared by: Don Baggett on Nov, 2007
Summary: When a Christian compromises his godly values and rationalizes that the ends justify the means, he opens the door to all kinds of trouble, not only in his own life, but in the lives of many others.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 9:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,417
Charles Stanley avatar
The Landmine of Compromise
Shared by: Charles Stanley on Sep, 2007
Summary: Everyone has principles they live by, but which are negotiable and which should never be set aside? The truth is, whenever Christians compromise their godly principles, they walk dangerously close to a deadly landmine.
based on 372 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 9:1-11:43
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 41,130
Ed Pruitt avatar
God Sometimes Whispers
Shared by: Ed Pruitt on Aug, 2006
Summary: Listen to the still small voice in all of the noise the world is making
based on 26 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 13,870
Ronnie Smith avatar
No other God's
Shared by: Ronnie Smith on Jul, 2005
Summary: 1 Kings 9 1 And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the LORD, and the king’s house, and all Solomon’s desire which he was pleased to do, 2 That the LORD appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared unto
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 9:1-9
Denomination: *other
Views: 2,245
Créteur fabien avatar
Man of God, man of heart
Shared by: Créteur fabien on Dec, 2003
Summary: All that God seeks: a heart... a heart of shepherd... such as him considers!
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 615
Timothy Smith avatar
Grace for a Cripple
Shared by: Timothy Smith on Oct, 2002
Summary: Through David, patterning his heart after God’s, extends acceptance let’s look at this incident and learn some valuable lessons about the great, grace of God.
based on 50 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 9:1-13
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 2,097
Michael McCartney avatar
God Bless America's Leaders
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Oct, 2001
Summary: The failure of earthly Kings and the successful reign of the Divine King.
based on 20 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 9:4-5
Views: 831
James May avatar
God's Conditional Promises
Shared by: James May on May, 2001
Summary: God has made many promises in His Word but each Promise carries the Responsibility for us to be Faithful and Obedient servants.
based on 95 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 19,926
Chuck Hendrix avatar
New Beginnings
Shared by: Chuck Hendrix on Jan, 2001
Summary: Here are 4 people who needed a new beginning, perhaps you can realate to them.
based on 178 ratings
Views: 3,570