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1st Kings 8

Solomon's Prayer

22 Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the assembly of Israel, and spread out his hands to heaven. 23 He said, "O LORD, God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and steadfast love for your servants who walk before you with all their heart, 24 the covenant that you kept for your servant my father David as you declared to him; you promised with your mouth and have this day fulfilled with your hand. [....] 41 "Likewise when a foreigner, who is not of your people Israel, comes from a distant land because of your name 42 --for they shall hear of your great name, your mighty hand, and your outstretched arm--when a foreigner comes and prays toward this house, 43 then hear in heaven your dwelling place, and do according to all that the foreigner calls to you, so that all the peoples of the earth may know your name and fear you, as do your people Israel, and so that they may know that your name has been invoked on this house that I have built.

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Musings

Under Solomon God upgrades from a tent into a full-up, no-holds-barred, big deal, uptown, temple. David wanted to build it, but God via Nathan told him to wait for Solomon to do it. In this passage an excerpt of a fairly long and involved temple dedication is underway. Basically Solomon reminds God of the covenant to Israel and to David. It's probably not uncommon to want to remind God of the deal they have, yet one has to wonder how unnecessary it really is. Perhaps it's more to remind the people who hear the prayer than to remind God. It may be like saying to the nation of Israel "hey look guys, we have this deal with God, live up to it ... and by the way God chose you, this temple and David and thereby me ... so honor it."


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