|When Solomon dedicates the temple (1 Kings 8:22-66), he asks that God will answer his people’s prayers when they direct them via the temple. This is not to say that God has somehow boarded himself up in an earthly abode, or even that he has an earthly forwarding address. It simply means that God has chosen the way for unholy people to be in relationship with a holy God – and so that’s the way we must come. But then Jesus comes along and says that his own body has replaced the temple (John 2:21). So what does that mean for our prayers? It means we now direct them to God via Jesus. For how that works, and other gems of Solomonic wisdom about the mechanics of relationship with God, tune in for this Sunday’s sermon as we continue on our journey through the book of Kings.|
Posted in Kings.
– Apr 6, 2010