1 kings 5 a fair deal


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1 kings 5 a fair deal

  1. 1. 1 Gospel Baptist Tabernacle 781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741 Where the Love of God abounds, everyone is welcome. Children’s Church taught by Paul and Marsha Davis during preaching. www.rossvillechurch.com June 8, 2014
  2. 2. 2 Fifth Sunday June 29 Lakeview Voting Precinct On Hudson Street behind Lakeview Middle School on Cross Street. There is no microwave.
  3. 3. 3 1 Kings 5 1 And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants unto Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father: for Hiram was ever a lover of David. King Hiram chose to love Solomon for his daddy’s sake.
  4. 4. 4 2 And Solomon sent to Hiram, saying, 3 Thou knowest how that David my father could not build an house unto the Name of the LORD his God for the wars which were about him on every side, until the LORD put them under the soles of his feet.
  5. 5. 5 1 Chronicles 22 7 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house unto the Name of the LORD my God: 8 But the Word of the LORD came to me, saying, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an house unto My Name, because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in My Sight. God didn’t say that David did wrong; It just disqualified him to build The Lord’s temple.
  6. 6. 6 4 But now the LORD my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil occurrent (event or incident). God had given David victory over all the neighboring tribes; Solomon didn’t have to shed much blood. Solomon was not a warrior; he was an intellectual.
  7. 7. 7 5 And, behold, I purpose to build an house unto the Name of the LORD my God, as the LORD spake unto David my father, saying, Thy son, whom I will set upon thy throne in thy room, he shall build an house unto My Name. God promised David that Solomon would build the temple, and Solomon is getting started. Will you do what God wants you to do? When?
  8. 8. 8 6 Now therefore command thou that they hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon; and my servants shall be with thy servants: and unto thee will I give hire for thy servants according to all that thou shalt appoint: for thou knowest that there is not among us any that can skill to hew timber like unto the Sidonians. King Hiram could name his price; Solomon would pay. King Hiram’s people were the best loggers around.
  9. 9. 9 7 And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed be the LORD this day, which hath given unto David a wise son over this great people. King Hiram honored the Lord God of Israel. He rejoiced and praised The Lord for giving such a wise son over David’s people.
  10. 10. 10 8 And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, I have considered the things which thou sentest to me for: and I will do all thy desire concerning timber of cedar, and concerning timber of fir. “I will send you all the logs you need.” Solomon had not asked for a free gift, and Hiram didn’t offer to give him one. It was a fair deal.
  11. 11. 11 9 My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon unto the sea: and I will convey them by sea in floats unto the place that thou shalt appoint me, and will cause them to be discharged there, and thou shalt receive them: and thou shalt accomplish my desire, in giving food for my household. 10 So Hiram gave Solomon cedar trees and fir trees according to all his desire.
  12. 12. 12 Hiram suggested that the logs be transported to Solomon on rafts and offered to be responsible for this. However, Hiram wanted something in return: food for his royal household. The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty. This is no small price, but it’s fair. Solomon needs a lot of timber.
  13. 13. 13 1 Thessalonians 4 11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; 12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing. This is God’s Plan for our success. Live a quiet life. Get a good job and work hard. Be completely honest.
  14. 14. 14 Galatians 6:10 (KJV) As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. In our business dealings, we should not charge too much, nor pay too little. Charity is a good thing for those who are in need, but each should do for himself what he can.
  15. 15. 15 So, Solomon and Hiram made a fair deal. God expects such honesty in His children. We are not outlaws or victims. We are the sons and daughters of The Most High God. Buying something or hiring someone, pay what it’s worth. Selling something or working for someone, charge what it’s worth.
  16. 16. 16 11 And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand measures of wheat for food to his household, and twenty measures of pure oil: thus gave Solomon to Hiram year by year. Solomon agreed to the arrangement and each year gave him 125,000 bushels of wheat and 115,000 gallons of... olive oil. Barley and wine were also included (2 Chron. 2:10). The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty. Year by year
  17. 17. 17 12 And the LORD gave Solomon wisdom, as He promised him: and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made a league together. Without the wisdom that God gave him, Solomon may have spurned a treaty with Hiram. Having a treaty gave Israel peace with their neighbor, and got the timber needed for the temple.
  18. 18. 18 13 And King Solomon raised a levy (a tax in the form of forced labor) out of all Israel; and the levy was thirty thousand men. 14 And he sent them to Lebanon, ten thousand a month by courses: a month they were in Lebanon, and two months at home: and Adoniram was over the levy.
  19. 19. 19 15 And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens, and fourscore thousand hewers in the mountains; 16 Beside the chief of Solomon's officers which were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, which ruled over the people that wrought in the work. 70,000 unskilled men to fetch and carry 80,000 men skilled to cut timber and stone 3,300 bosses These were men that Solomon furnished.
  20. 20. 20 17 And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house. 18 And Solomon's builders and Hiram's builders did hew them, and the stonesquarers: so they prepared timber and stones to build the house. They are getting all the materials together. To do anything, we have to get started. Procrastination is the enemy of accomplishment.