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2 Chronicles Chapter 8 (ESV)

11 Solomon brought Pharaoh’s daughter up from the city of David to the house that he had built for her, for he said, “My wife shall not live in the house of David king of Israel, for the places to which the ark of the Lord has come are holy.”

12 Then Solomon offered up burnt offerings to the Lord on the altar of the Lord that he had built before the vestibule, 13 as the duty of each day required, offering according to the commandment of Moses for the Sabbaths, the new moons, and the three annual feasts—the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of Booths. 14 According to the ruling of David his father, he appointed the divisions of the priests for their service, and the Levites for their offices of praise and ministry before the priests as the duty of each day required, and the gatekeepers in their divisions at each gate, for so David the man of God had commanded. 15 And they did not turn aside from what the king had commanded the priests and Levites concerning any matter and concerning the treasuries.

16 Thus was accomplished all the work of Solomon from the day the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid until it was finished. So the house of the Lord was completed.



  1. Solomon carefully obeyed God’s will in building the temple and offering sacrifice but he disobeyed God’s command forbidding him to enter into marriage with foreign women and thus turned away from God (1 Kings 11:1-2). No matter how spiritual we may think our life is, a little disobedience from God will steer us to the path of destruction.
  2. Be vigilant in every aspect of your life especially in your relationship with people and not to leave any chance for sin. Reflect on the principle that a small leak will sink a great ship. Do not belittle any sin no matter how small you think it is.



Ask God to examine your heart to see if there is any sin you think is trivial or hidden? If there is, repent and ask God for forgiveness. Ask God to mold your life so that you will break away from the bad habits in your life and obey God in all things.