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
“Stronghold, a Philistine city (Josh. 15:47), about midway” “between Gaza and Joppa, and 3 miles from the Mediterranean. It” was one of the chief seats of the worship of Dagon (1 Sam. 5:5). “It belonged to the tribe of Judah (Josh. 15:47), but it never” “came into their actual possession. It was an important city, as” “it stood on the highroad from Egypt to Palestine, and hence was” “strongly fortified (2 Chr. 26:6; Isa. 20:1). Uzziah took it, but” fifty years after his death it was taken by the Assyrians (B.C. “758). According to Sargon’s record, it was captured by him in” “B.C. 711. The only reference to it in the New Testament, where” “it is called Azotus, is in the account of Philip’s return from” Gaza (Acts 8:40). It is now called Eshdud.
Definition of Ashdod: “effusion; inclination; theft”
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