Bible Time Period: Royal Kingdom
You established a kingdom on your servant David and promised him an eternal throne: Establish your kingdom in our midst.
The building of the Temple is a significant milestone in the history of Israel. This is a permanent place for the Lord’s presence in the midst of His people and the primary place of worship (the only place of true sacrifice). That presence will be evident to all on the day the Ark of the Covenant is brought into the sanctuary: “when the priests came out of the holy place, a cloud filled the house of the Lord, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord” (8:10-11).
What is at the heart of Solomon’s prayer in chapter 8?
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