God has accepted the Temple that Solomon built. After all the fanfare, God agreed to make this the place of worship and to make sacrifices. This ends the ministry of Moses’ Tabernacle. God’s presence fills the Temple but God tells Solomon a couple of things in response to the change of location. Occasionally God will cause drought, infestation of grasshoppers or plagues. Strange. He also says that if the people reject him again, he will reject this Temple. So the good news is that God was willing to make the switch but Solomon and the people will have to hold up their end of the deal. Think they will?
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.