Today, we read one chapter in the Apostle Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians and four chapters in 2 Chronicles.
June 18: 1 Corinthians 6, 2 Chronicles 1, 2 Chronicles 2, 2 Chronicles 3, 2 Chronicles 4 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
1 Corinthians 6. The Apostle Paul reminded the Corinthians they should solve their disputes among themselves and not sue the brethren. Stay away from all sexual immorality, glorify God in body and spirit. A piece of Godly advice: “Flee fornication.”
2 Chronicles 1. Solomon asked for wisdom, he received it and more, God also gave him economic and military power.
2 Chronicles 2. Solomon Prepared to build the temple, took inventory of all things collected and tallied the number of constricted aliens to do the work.
2 Chronicles 3. Solomon did build the temple to man’s standard, six hands to a cubit. He even used gold nails instead of iron nails in the ceiling, far more gold than was called for in the tabernacle.
2 Chronicles 4 contains a listing of the temple furnishings.
Today we read the next to last chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, and two chapters in 1 Kings.
May 16: Acts 27, 1 Kings 6 , 1 Kings 7 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Acts 27 starts with Paul’s Voyage to Rome, how the winds were contrary and made the journey last into the stormy season. Paul’s warning was ignored, and sure enough a great storm grew up and they were shipwrecked on Malta, but all got safely ashore.
1 Kings 6 retells in great detail how Solomon had the Temple built.
And the retelling continues in 1 Kings 7 how Solomon had his palace and the other buildings built. He hired Hiram the Craftsman, and he completed the bronze pillars for the Temple, the Sea and the Oxen, The Carts and the Lavers and had all the temple furnishings made.
2 Chronicles 3, Solomon Builds the Temple.
1 Kings 6, Solomon Builds the Temple.