Thursday, January 24, 2013

When It Seems Like Forever

1 Kings 8:1-21

It took a large part of two lifetimes to see the temple built in Jerusalem. David wanted to build it, and was blessed by God for that desire. Solomon, his son, took all that David had prepared and added to it, finally completing a place to honor God. It must have been an incredible day when Solomon turned toward the people and said, "May the Lord God of Israel be praised! He spoke directly to my father David, and He has fulfilled the promise by His power." It had been approximately 500 years since their deliverance from Egypt. David reigned for decades, died, and then Solomon reigned and began work. It must have seemed like forever, but God was faithful to His Word and His glory finally filled that place. It may seem like forever, but He will fulfill His Word.