THEME: BUILDING GOD’S TEMPLE
2 Chronicles 3:1-2 NIV
“Then Solomon began to build the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the Lord had appeared to his father David. It was on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite, the place provided by David. He began building on the second day of the second month in the fourth year of his reign.”
-The Hebrew word for temple is Heykal. Solomon began building the house of the Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah. This place had been previously identified as the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. This was the same hill where Abraham offered Isaac (Genesis 22:2). Solomon came from a place of obedience to the Lord as he was instructed to build the temple there, the measurements and designs were given. In the same way, Abraham was instructed to go to Mount Moriah and sacrifice his son Isaac, and he did not hesitate but demonstrated complete trust in the Lord. Jesus was later crucified and died on the cross in the region of Golgotha which is near mount Moriah (John 19:17). It is through obedience to His mandate that Jesus submitted to the call of offering Himself as a sacrifice for the cleansing of our sins. Even when He requested God the Father to take away that cup, He submitted so that God’s will may be done. The Lord is calling us to be obedient and to submit our hearts to His authority in every area that He calls us. Those who are called to be kingdom financiers and build churches should respond to the call of God, with humility and sincere submission.
Lord Jesus we come to Your throne of grace, that we may obtain grace and mercy to help us during our time of need. This is our time of need dear Jesus, we humbly beseech You for Your sufficient grace. We thank You for this day Lord Jesus. We appreciate You because You are our God, and none can compare to You. You are Jehovah Jireh our provider, Jehovah Shalom our Prince of peace, Jehovah Rapha our healer. May You continue to provide for all our needs dear Jesus. May You continually grant us peace in our homes, work places, society and nation. May You heal our wounds and all those who are sick among us. May You open many supernatural doors for us and respond to our hearts desires. We thank You for You have sustained us and protected us this far. We thank You for loving us and taking good care of us. May You respond with rain to the drought stricken regions of our nation, dear Jesus. May You forgive us all our sins and heal our land. May You go ahead of us in all our plans and hearts desires to make us fruitful throughout the week. May You help us to be obedient to Your call dear Jesus. We humbly call on You to teach us to hear Your voice and to follow You. May Your salvation reach all people including our Hindu brothers and sisters. We love You and exult Your holy name. We appreciate You dear Jesus for calling us to a great hope of an eternal inheritance into the riches of Your glory. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forever more. Amen
Further reading: 1 Samuel 15:22, Ephesians 1:18