1 Kings 2: 39-46, 6: 1-37
1 Chronicles 3: 1-14
Proverbs 31: 1-31
Proverbs 31 is one of my favourite Proverbs. I think most of us know it as "Proverbs 31 woman"
Shimei disobeys Solomon by leaving his place to seek his servants and he had sworn to Solomon he would not leave and that the punishment is fair on him. So Solomon ordered his execution.
Solomon builds the temple - This temple must have been the most exquisite and breath taking building to see. Imagine floors and surrounding walls and Cherubims in pure gold and when the light must have been on them is would have shone and then the presence of the Lord being there. I don't think words can explain the beauty of holiness of this place. And all this has just disappeared? Taking Solomon 7 years to build and the very interesting fact no hammering and chiseling of stone it was all done at the quarry and assembled in silence.
The scripture reading today is one of awe - you can't describe the feeling of wonder knowing the Lords temple is built with all the wonderful precious stones gold silver bronze cedar olive wood and stone.