Welcome back to this on-going series of Advent devotionals on the theme of “Thanking Jesus.”
Solomon was the wisest ruler of all Israel. He accomplished amazing feats that expanded his nation’s borders and made him wealthy beyond all imagination.
One of his greatest accomplishments was to build a Temple to the Lord. God had promised Solomon’s father, David, that one day his son would build a permanent Temple to replace the tent that Moses had provided in the desert. David died before the promise came true, but Solomon saw it fulfilled.
After the Temple was complete in every detail and the priests dedicated the sanctuary, the king knelt and prayed, asking God to bless the nation. When Solomon was done, he stood up and shouted to the people, “Praise the Lord who has given rest to His people Israel, just as He promised. Not one word has failed of all the wonderful promises He gave through His servant Moses.” (1 Kings 8:56)
Throughout the scriptures, we find promises God has made to His people. Which ones mean most to you? Have you seen His faithfulness? Have you thanked Him for keeping His promises?