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Day 153 – The Decline of Solomon

Day 153 – The Decline of Solomon

Thoughts and Reflection In today's reading, we learn that our decisions have consequences for both ourselves and others. David was an absent father who did not pass his relationship with the Lord to Solomon. Solomon failed to be faithful to God. Solomon's faith...

Day 152 – Being Forgotten

Day 152 – Being Forgotten

Thoughts and Reflections In today's reading, we have a review of Solomon's life. In Ecclesiastes, it may give us a negative view of life, but it is an honest assessment. If this life is all this is, then all of what we live for is vanity. All is meaningless because...

Day 151 – Wisdom and Folly

Day 151 – Wisdom and Folly

Thoughts and Reflection Today in our readings we learn Solomon comes to the end of his life in foolishness. The builder finishes his life in ruins. The Lord told Solomon that he will establish his throne forever as long as he does not turn away from him and serve...

Day 150 – The Dedication of the Temple

Day 150 – The Dedication of the Temple

Thoughts and Reflection We learn today that the Ark of the Covenant was brought into the Temple for the first time carried by priests. The Ark contained the tablets of the Ten Commandments, manna, and Aaron's staff. At this point in history, only the tablets remain....

Day 149 – All is Vanity

Day 149 – All is Vanity

Thoughts and Reflection Today in the readings we are starting to read from a new book - Ecclesiastes. In this book, we learn from the preacher and vanity. Vanity is translated to something that is meaningless or like vapor or smoke. We may think we don't experience...

Day 148 – Solomon’s Wealth

Day 148 – Solomon’s Wealth

Thoughts and Reflection Today we learn that as the temple is being built, the stone is prepared at the quarry. This is done so that no noise will be heard and the sacred silence is observed in the house of the Lord. The stone in the Temple is overlaid with wood and...

Day 147 – Temple Worship

Day 147 – Temple Worship

Thoughts and Reflection In today's reading, we learn how God responds to Solomon's prayer of dedication to the Temple. God demonstrates the power of his presence by sending fire down from heaven. The Temple is essential because the presence of the Lord will be there...

Day 146 – The Universal Church

Day 146 – The Universal Church

Thoughts and Reflection In today's reading we learn that Solomon delegates his authority by selecting twelve men to serve as leaders in Israel. As Catholics we can see ourselves as members of the universal Church and at other times we might think in territorial ways....

Day 145 – Solomon Builds the Temple

Day 145 – Solomon Builds the Temple

Thoughts and Reflection Today in the readings we learn the great work from Solomon's life - building the holy temple of the Lord. The Levites carry the Ark of the Covenant into the sanctuary of the Temple. The Lord honors this event and a cloud of glory fills the...