It is Wednesday morning, and the sky was so blue and clear just an hour ago, but now it has clouded up like it is going to rain. It is supposed to, so that shouldn't surprise anyone. I'm reading in II Chronicles, and here is a thought or two, or three...
1) HURAM- II Chron. 2:3, tells us that Huram was the King of Tyre, who helped King David, by sending him cedars to build David's house. Solomon writes him in chapter two and asks for help and supplies as well. In verse 7, Solomon asks Huram for a skilled man to carve gold, silver, brass, iron, wood, and all types of cloth. In verse 13, Huram sends him a man who has all of these skills. (vs. 14) Chapter 4, tells of all of the things that Huram made for the temple. This King of Tyre, Huram, found a man to to the work also named Huram. 4:11 "And Huram made the pots, and the shovels, and the basins. And Huram finished the work that he was to make for King Solomon for the house of God;" It then goes to tell that he made the brass pillars (4:12); lavers (vs. 14); The twelve oxen holding up the sea (vs. 15); and the list goes to the end of the chapter. Here was a layman, using his skills for God! Wow.... what an example to us all.
2) RICH- II Chron. 9:22 says: "And King Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom." If you search the amount of gold that came in alone, it came to a total: $68,198,400,000.00 Yes, that is over 68 BILLION!! When God decides to honor someone with riches.... He does a good job of it.
3) ASA'S PRAYER- In II Chronicles 14, we have Asa, King of Judah with 580 men going up against Zerah, the Ethiopian with 1,000,000 men. The numbers don't look very good, but then Asa the king, prayed in verse 11: "And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing to thee to help whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee." (vs. 13) "for they were destroyed before the LORD,.." Asa prayed, and God answered!
Well, just these short thoughts today. Have a blessed day in the LORD!!
Dr. Mike Mutchler, Pastor & Friend