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
“(Heb. teashshur), mentioned in Isa. 60:13; 41:19, was, according” “to some, a species of cedar growing in Lebanon. The words of” “Ezek. 27:6 literally translated are, “Thy benches they have made” “of ivory, the daughter of the ashur tree,” i.e., inlaid with” “ashur wood. The ashur is the box-tree, and accordingly the” “Revised Version rightly reads “inlaid in box wood.” This is the” Buxus sempervirens of botanists. It is remarkable for the beauty of its evergreen foliage and for the utility of its hard and durable wood.
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