After Solomon became king, he prayed,
“Now, O Lord God, let Your promise unto David my father
be established: for You have made me king over a people
like the dust of the earth in multitude.” 2Chron 1:9.
David had spoken into Solomon’s life, causing him to
understand the call of God that rested upon his life. David
imparted vision to his son, prophesying into him, and prayed
that Solomon would have a perfect heart, and that he might
build a house for the Lord.
As a result of this, when Solomon became king, he responded
in four outstanding ways.
1. “And Solomon determined to build an house for
the name of the Lord.” II Chronicles 2:1a.
2. “Then Solomon began to build the house of the Lord
Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where the Lord appeared
to David his father.” II Chronicles 3:1a.
3. “Thus all the work that Solomon made for the house
the Lord was finished.” II Chronicles 5:1a.
4. “Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the
came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering
and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the
house.” II Chronicles 7:1.
It is important that we maintain a clear vision of that which
our Lord has called us to do, and that we stay faithful to
it. Solomon could have done other things, but he stayed faithful
to the call of God on his life.
Are we determined to do that which God has called us to do?
Are we doing what we can? Do we finish that which we start?
And, are we praying for the Lord’s manifest presence
to be in our midst?
May we be able to say, as the Apostle Paul, concerning his
“I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision.”