1 Ki 7:38 – 1 Ki 16:20

Guest Blog written by: Ethan Pettigrew 

Solomon is said to be the wisest man to have ever lived.  This is for a good reason, because he was extremely wise.  Wisdom was a gift to Solman by God.  He prayed to God and asked for wisdom and he received it.  In today’s reading we saw and example of this wisdom.   When the temple was being dedicated, a giant cloud filled the temple.  Soloman understood that this was God and praised Him.

Another man that used his talents to help God was Hiram.  Hiram was a bronze working master.  He could make anything and did mke everything for the temple.  He made over 440 individual items to go into the temple.

Both of these men used their talents and gifts to glorify God.  Even though they were very different men from very different backgrounds, Soloman and Hiram both used these abilities for the glorification of God rather than themselves.

These men remind me of members of a mission team. Very different people with varying gifts who have come together for one purpose…to bring glory to God and increase the Kingdom.  Whether you’re good at dancing, making up ideas or just being helpful any talent can be used to further the Kingdom of God.

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