Today’s reading is: 2 Chr. 1:14-17; 8; 9:1-28; 1 Kgs. 9:15-10:29
2nd Chronicles One
(Outline provided on TTB Day 144)
2nd Chronicles Eight
- Chapter 8 describes the additional building activities of King Solomon (2nd Chr. 8:1-6).
- Solomon built these glories with Canaanite forced labor (2nd Chr. 8:7-10).
- Solomon maintained spiritual priorities in his marriage life (2nd Chr. 8:11). He will lose sight of these priorities when he begins to destroy his capacity for temporal-life marital blessings (1st Kgs. 11:1-40).
- Solomon was diligent to follow the Law of Moses (2nd Chr. 8:12-13) and the Ordinance of David (2nd Chr. 8:14-15).
- The chapter closes with a description of Solomon’s naval activities in partnership with the Phoenicians of Tyre (2nd Chr. 8:17-18 cf. 1st Kgs. 9:26-28).
2nd Chronicles Nine
- Chapter 9 describes the remainder of Solomon’s life. The Chronicler’s emphasis was on Solomon’s role in building the temple, and fulfilling David’s intentions.
- Solomon’s ascension (2nd Chr. 1).
- Solomon builds the temple (2nd Chr. 28).
- Solomon’s life & death (2nd Chr. 9).
- The visit by the Queen of Sheba was an opportunity to witness for the LORD to the nations of the earth (2nd Chr. 9:1-12; 1st Kgs. 10:1-13). Such witness is used by Jesus to rebuke His generation (Mt. 12:42; Lk. 11:31).
- Many kings of the earth will travel to Jerusalem, to hear the wisdom of the LORD communicated through Solomon (2nd Chr. 9:22-24)Solomon’s tremendous wealth is described (2nd Chr. 9:13-21; Ps. 72), but the snare that wealth became is not mentioned.
- Solomon (peace) is the shadow of Christ (the Prince of Peace) Who will rule with perfect wisdom in the Millennial kingdom (2nd Chr. 9:25-28).
- The summary of Solomon’s life indicates the written sources from which Ezra drew in writing Chronicles, and explain many of the “to this day” references therein (2nd Chr. 9:29-31).
1st Kings Nine
(Outline continues from yesterday)
- Solomon enjoyed good relations with Egypt, and exerted dominance over the Canaanite remnant living within the land (1st Kgs. 9:15-24).
- Solomon engaged in a maritime trading enterprise with Hiram, King of Tyre (1st Kgs. 9:26-28).
1st Kings Ten
- Solomon is visited by the Queen of Sheba, who comes to respect his wisdom, and to know the LORD, the God of Israel (1st Kgs. 10:1-13).
- King Solomon’s vast wealth, and international influence is then detailed (1st Kgs. 10:14-29).