Solomon’s downfall came in his old age. He had taken many foreign wives, whom he allowed to worship other gods. He even built shrines for the sacrifices of his foreign wives. Within Solomon’s kingdom, he
God’s commandments were a beautiful gift to His people. They showed them how to maintain a personal relationship with God and how to live in peace with their neighbors. God’s laws turned the people from
Noting the length of time it took Solomon to build a house for God, one is reminded that the work of missions is time-consuming. It takes time to build relationships; it takes time to build
“Trouble, a valley near Jericho, so called in consequence of the” “trouble which the sin of Achan caused Israel (Josh. 7:24, 26).” “The expression “valley of Achor” probably became proverbial for” “that which caused trouble, and when Isaiah (Isa. 65:10) refers” “to it he uses it in this sense: “The valley of Achor, a place” “for herds to lie down in;” i.e., that which had been a source of” calamity would become a source of blessing. Hosea also (Hos. “2:15) uses the expression in the same sense: “The valley of” “Achor for a door of hope;” i.e., trouble would be turned into” “joy, despair into hope. This valley has been identified with the” Wady Kelt.
Definition of Achor: “trouble”
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