The Daily Word: Friday, June 9th, 2017
1 Kings 5:1-6:38
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
Then Hiram gave Solomon cedar and cypress logs according to all his desire. – 1 Kings 5:10
God promised to bless Solomon with “riches and honor” (1 Kings 3:13). To carry out His promise, God used other people. Hiram, the king of Tyre, blessed Solomon. God positioned a person to bless his servant. Solomon had everything he needed to build an ornate temple to house God’s presence; and it all happened through the people God put in his life.
Sometimes we pray for increase, and then expect money to fall straight out of the sky. God promises to “open…the windows of heaven” (Mal 3:10); but the vehicle He uses most often is the people He puts around us.
When we live in community, we can listen to God’s Holy Spirit to hear what our friends and neighbors need. When we freely give, we will freely receive.
Father, make me a blessing to the people around me! I know You have filled my life with blessings for others; and I thank You for blessing me through other people too!
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