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Solomon: The wisdom of holy fear

January 13, 2012

Solomon: The wisdom of holy fear On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused catastrophic damage in the western hemisphere’s poorest country, Haiti. The world rallied to give aid to the devastated country. Nine months later, an earthquake of equal magnitude struck New Zealand’s second largest city. There, not a single life was...

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Solomon: Faith, Wisdom, and Calling

July 25, 2012

Solomon: Faith, Wisdom, and Calling What would you do if your fairy godmother appeared in a magic flash and offered you anything you wanted? Or if you found a leprechaun’s gold and he offered you three wishes to keep the secret? Or if you rubbed Aladdin’s lamp and the genie emerged to offer you any three wishes your heart desired? For Solomon,...

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The Doors of Solomon’s Temple

March 7, 2020

The Doors of Solomon’s Temple Renaissance sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti designed special bronze doors for a cathedral in Florence, Italy. Called the “Gates of Paradise,” they stand 17 feet high and weigh 4.5 tons. Artistically, they feature ten richly detailed panels depicting stories from the Old Testament, including Moses receiving the Law...

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Solomon: The priority of holy fear

January 14, 2012

Solomon: The priority of holy fear The book of Ecclesiastes has been described as confusing, depressing, and even nihilistic. Its refrain, “Meaningless! Meaningless! Everything is meaningless!” hardly seems to inspire hope and faith. The author explores work, pleasure, and knowledge, yet nothing seems to satisfy the deep longings of the soul.

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Question 1

September 1, 2018

Jacob, David, Solomon, and Abraham—to name a few in the Bible—were men who had more than one wife. Why were these men honored and blessed by God? They broke God’s commandment! Did God wink at their sin back then, but now He condemns it? Question 1 When we study the Old Testament, we find neither an explicit condemnation of polygamy nor explicit...

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Devotion for May 01, 2004

May 1, 2004

Devotion for May 01, 2004 Devotion for May 01, 2004 Ecclesiastes begins with the identifying statement: “The words of the Teacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem” (1:1) and ends with the wise admonition: “Fear God and keep his commandments. . . . For God will bring every deed into judgment” (12:13, 14). In between, we find repeated assertions...

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Devotion for Sept. 13, 2009

September 13, 2009

Devotion for Sept. 13, 2009 The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, is one of the most impressive examples of Gothic architecture. Taking over 180 years to complete, it boasts two large towers, three organs (one of which holds 8,000 pipes), and a number of paintings, statues, and bells. Its most famous feature is its circular stained-glass...

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The Book of 2 Chronicles

March 1, 2019

The Book of 2 Chronicles Imagine God saying to you: “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.” What would you ask? In the first chapter of 2 Chronicles, that’s exactly what God tells Solomon. Solomon asks for wisdom and knowledge. God grants Solomon his request, and because he wants the things of God and not material things, God also gives...

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Queen of Sheba: Seeker of Wisdom

December 14, 2014

Queen of Sheba: Seeker of Wisdom Archaeologists in Israel recently excavated a 3,000-year-old defensive wall built during the days of King Solomon. Part of a complex that includes a gatehouse and a guard tower, the wall is about 230 feet long and twenty feet tall. Eilat Mazar of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who led the dig, said the...

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Devotion for Dec. 15, 2004

December 15, 2004

Devotion for Dec. 15, 2004 Devotion for Dec. 15, 2004 In the middle of the seventeenth century, King Louis XIV of France began constructing a palace that would display his power and glory. Its vast rooms were filled with precious art pieces and gilded gold ceilings. Nobility throughout France and from all over Europe sought an audience with...

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