1 Kings 8:10-21: The Blessing of Solomon
The temple has taught us so much about God already. God is a God of grace who dwells with a sinful people, this is illustrated in the existence of a temple at all. He is a holy God, this is demonstrated through the cherubim, and the layers of separation. He is a just God, this is seen in the demand of propitiation for broken laws. Solomon has just brought all the items of the furniture into the new temple, and God appears in the form of a cloud. This is followed by Solomon blessing God. As we move into this section we learn more of God. As we look at 1 Kings 8:10-21 we will be looking at the hiddenness and the revealedness of God in the cloud. And then as we look at the blessing of Solomon we will look at the faithfulness of God.