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Week 17 Day 4
and all blessings
From God we receive mercy
God is faithful and keeps his promise forever
one generation dies
God is with us
a constant companion who
brings us back when we stray
God inclines our heart to desire and seek him
and keeps us faithful
God listens to our prayers
yet God is so great
that heaven and earth
cannot contain him.
CONSECRATE THE TEMPLE
It shall be a place of prayer and forgiveness, sacrifice and praise. I Kings 8
6Then the priests brought in the ark of the covenant to the inner sanctuary of the temple, to the Most Holy Place, under the wings of the cherubim. 9Nothing was in the ark except the two tablets of stone which Moses put there at Horeb, when Israel came out of Egypt.
10When the priests came out of the holy place, the cloud
filled the house of the Lord, 11so that the priests could not
continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord.
22Then Solomon stood before the altar in the presence of the assembly of Israel, and spread out his hands toward heaven. 23He said: "Lord God of Israel, there is no God in heaven above or on earth below like You, who keep Your covenant and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their hearts. 24You have kept what You promised David; You have both spoken with Your mouth and fulfilled it with Your hand, as it is this day.
27"Will God dwell on the earth? The heavens cannot contain You. How much less this temple! 28Yet listen to the praying before You: 29that Your eyes may be open toward this temple night and day, that You may hear the supplication of Your servant and of Your people Israel, when they pray toward this place. Hear in heaven Your dwelling place; and when You hear, forgive."
54When Solomon had finished, he arose from before the altar of the Lord. 55Then he stood and blessed all the assembly with a loud voice, saying, 56"Blessed be the Lord, who has given rest to His people Israel. 57May the Lord our God be with us; may He not leave us nor forsake us. 59May these words of mine be near the Lord day and night, that He may maintain the cause of His people Israel, as each may require, 60that all the people of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no other."
62The king and all Israel offered sacrifices before the Lord. 63Solomon offered peace offerings; twenty-two thousand bulls and one hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israel dedicated the house of the Lord. 66The people blessed the king and went to their tents
joyful and glad of heart for all the good that the Lord had done. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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