2 Chronicles 7
Focus Verse: The Lord appeared to him at night and said: “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifices. (12)
Many years ago, God heard the prayer of Solomon. Today, He hears your prayer too. His eyes are open and aware of your needs, wants, hopes and dreams. His ears are attentive to your requests and praise.
2 Chronicles 8
Focus Verse: All Solomon’s work was carried out, from the day the foundation of the temple of the Lord was laid until its completion. So the temple of the Lord was finished. (16)
Solomon started working on the temple and he kept working on it until it was completed. Maybe there were days when the task became overwhelming, but Solomon didn’t give up. We shouldn’t give up on the work that has been assigned to us either. No matter how hard or time-consuming it may be, keep at the job until it is finished.
2 Chronicles 9
Focus Verse: When the queen of Sheba heard of Solomon’s fame, she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions. Arriving with a very great caravan—with camels carrying spices, large quantities of gold, and precious stones—she came to Solomon and talked with him about all she had on her mind. (1)
When the queen of Sheba went to King Solomon, she told him all that she had on her mind. She asked all the questions she wanted to ask; she did not hold anything back. When we go to the King of kings in prayer, we also should talk with Him about all that is on our minds (He already knows what we’re thinking anyway). Nothing is too hard for God.
2 Corinthians 2
Focus Verse: Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. (7)
When we see that someone has sinned, it is fine for us to confront them and urge them to repent. If they do repent and turn away from their sin, there is no need for us to continue to berate them for what they have done. Instead, we should forgive them, comfort them and show them Christian love. Constant, unnecessary rebuke can lead a person to consider ending their life.