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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Importance

2 Chronicles 1:1-6 -   Solomon son of David established himself firmly over his kingdom, for the LORD his God was with him and made him exceedingly great.  2 Then Solomon spoke to all Israel—to the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, to the judges and to all the leaders in Israel, the heads of families— 3 and Solomon and the whole assembly went to the high place at Gibeon, for God’s tent of meeting was there, which Moses the LORD’s servant had made in the wilderness. 4 Now David had brought up the ark of God from Kiriath Jearim to the place he had prepared for it, because he had pitched a tent for it in Jerusalem. 5 But the bronze altar that Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made was in Gibeon in front of the tabernacle of the LORD; so Solomon and the assembly inquired of him there. 6 Solomon went up to the bronze altar before the LORD in the tent of meeting and offered a thousand burnt offerings on it.

Solomon stood silently before the tabernacle at the great high place at Gibeon. The smoke had just lifted from the last of a thousand offerings to the Lord. Solomon had prayed and watched as sacrifice after sacrifice was brought to the altar and presented to God. With his Father gone, and not sure who to trust, he had no one to turn to but God.  All those who had rebelled against his father, and who had shed innocent blood in that cause had been executed or exiled. The pressures of leadership were weighing greatly on him.
Instead of following the advice of man, Solomon chose to go to the tabernacle and seek God. He knew that his father had captured God’s heart, and that was more important than anything else in his life. He wanted to meet the God of David for himself and learn to follow his own path before the Almighty. It was his job now to rule the kingdom his father had brought together in a way that it would prosper and honor God. This task was too great without God’s counsel. Nothing was more important.
What is the most important thing to you?
Have a good and Godly day.