Jun 26, 2020
Yesterday we heard of the incredible size and wealth of Solomon's dominion. His wisdom in the organization is evident. During his reign, Israel was prosperous as never before or afterward. Solomon contracted with King Hiram of Sidon to get the materials needed for the construction of the temple.
God is telling us how important His Word is! Here are two favorite verses from yesterday’s reading:
Ps. 119:72 GNT The law that you gave means more to me than all the money in the world.
78 May the proud be ashamed for
falsely accusing me; as for me, I will meditate on your
In John yesterday we heard of Jesus' relationship with God, His Father, and that God has given authority to the Son to judge all mankind. The Son has also been given the authority to give life after death. Jesus talked about the various entities who witness or give testimony about Himself. This is important because, in Jewish Law and culture, assertions needed to be supported by at least two witnesses. The witnesses who support Jesus are John the Baptist, his miracles, his teachings, and in the background, his Father and Moses.
GNT Translation notes:
John 6:28 Jesus answered, “What God wants you to do is to believe in [Me,] the one He sent.”