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
“Or Kittim, a plural form (Gen. 10:4), the name of a branch of” “the descendants of Javan, the “son” of Japheth. Balaam foretold” “(Num. 24:24) “that ships shall come from the coast of Chittim,” “and afflict Eber.” Daniel prophesied (11:30) that the ships of” Chittim would come against the king of the north. It probably “denotes Cyprus, whose ancient capital was called Kition by the” Greeks. “The references elsewhere made to Chittim (Isa. 23:1, 12; Jer. 2:10; Ezek. 27:6) are to be explained on the ground that while “the name originally designated the Phoenicians only, it came” latterly to be used of all the islands and various settlements “on the sea-coasts which they had occupied, and then of the” people who succeeded them when the Phoenician power decayed. Hence it designates generally the islands and coasts of the Mediterranean and the races that inhabit them.
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