Thursday, January 19, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
First and Second Chronicles were considered as one book in the Hebrew canon. 2 Chronicles, chapter 1 concerns itself with the reign of Solomon, a very proper sequel to 1 Chronicles, chapter 29. 2 Chronicles 1:1 repeats 1 Chronicles 29:25. “Jehovah magnified Solomon exceedingly.” In the transfer of authority from David to Solomon, the young king had every advantage which would promise a highly successful reign.
Monday, January 2, 2012
David’s consuming interest late in his life was the Temple. Having furnished Solomon with the pattern, David prayed for his people and set Solomon on the throne.
There are two records of David's charge to Solomon, and Solomon's being made king. The reason there are two records is this: Adonijah, a son of David, sought to usurp the throne from Solomon (1 Kings 1:17-18). David was informed of this by Bathsheba and Nathan the prophet (1 Kings 1:11-27). Then David swore unto Bathsheba, "Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead; even so will I certainly do this day" (1 Kings 1:30).