Daily Encouragement

July 22 – The fulfilled prophecy of the Temple

July 22
2 Chronicles 6:12-8:10
Romans 7:14-8:8
Psalm 18:1-15
Proverbs 19:24-25

2 Chronicles 6:13 – This is the first use of the word “kneeled” – how the great King Solomon showed his humility before the King of Kings. Later Daniel, the chief of the presidents under Darius the Mede would kneel three times a day (Daniel 6:10).

2 Chronicles 6:32 – Often we hear 2 Chronicles 7:14 quoted about America – but the people of 2 Chronicles 7:14 is the nation of Israel, not the nation of America. What part of this passage applies to America? 2 Chronicles 6:32-33. “The stranger, which is not of thy people Israel.” What is the purpose of the stranger (us) coming and praying to the LORD? “That all the people of the earth may know thy name and fear thee.” Israel had a universal mandate to spread God’s fame throughout the world!

2 Chronicles 7:21-22 – We’ve rehashed the topic here often, but the Chronicler wrote during the post-Exilic time. He is emphasizing to the people that it was prophesied by the LORD in ~965 BC that the beautiful house could become an astonishment. It was destroyed 586 B, or roughly 400 years later. But why? Because they forsook the LORD God and disobeyed Him to serve other Gods.

Romans 8:2 – Christ Jesus has given us the authority and power to be free from sin! We change our:

  • spouse (Romans 7:4)
  • law (Romans 8:2)
  • walk (Romans 8:4)
  • mind (Romans 8:5)

Psalm 18:3 – God’s salvation is analyzed in Romans but glorified in the Psalms!

Proverbs 19:25 – Interesting that the smiting of a scorner will not help the scorner but it will help the simple. But reproving one with understanding will help the reprovee.

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