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Today's reading: 1 Kings 6:1-38

After putting in place thorough plans, Solomon turns to building the temple, the "house of the Lord." I love how we're given so much detail about the construction and make up of this magnificent structure. I found myself pondering the size and magnitude of the building itself (looked up some information on measurements, etc.), and also tried to visually imagine what this special place looked, from room to room as well as decoration and design. But as grand as the description of the temple was, my attention was drawn to the Lord's communication with Solomon (verses 11-13) that we find right in the middle of all of the details concerning the building of the temple, which struck me as being a little odd. I asked myself, Why, in the middle of construction, does God give this reminder to Solomon? As I contemplated the purpose of this reminder, God impressed on my heart (and reminded me) that temptations are always lurking around us, and even when our walk with God is strong, we are prone to stumble. That being the case, we absolutely need reminders to keep our minds and thoughts focused on God and His Word.

What sorts of things ("building projects") have the potential to pull your eyes off of God and His Word? Tami

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This is a reminder to me to that when I am busy to take time with the Lord. It is a lie from the enemy that I am so busy there is not enough time.

I just want to Thank You for sharing your thoughts. I want to do every thing in the Lords name. I ask him if I get busy to please teach me which way to go. Thank you Tammy

We tend to try and build life ourselves, neglecting the Master Builder in the process.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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