1 Kings 9* God's answer to Solomon. (1-9) The presents of Solomon andHiram. (10-14) Solomon's buildings, His trade. (15-28)1-9 God warned Solomon, now he had newly built and dedicatedthe temple, that he and his people might not be high-minded, butfear. After all the services we can perform, we stand upon thesame terms with the Lord as before. Nothing can purchase for usliberty to sin, nor would the true believer desire such alicence. He would rather be chastened of the Lord, than beallowed to go on with ease and prosperity in sin. 10-14 Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities. Hiram did not likethem. If Solomon would gratify him, let it be in his ownelement, by becoming his partner in trade, as he did. See howthe providence of God suits this earth to the various tempers ofmen, and the dispositions of men to the earth, and all for thegood of mankind in general. 15-28 Here is a further account of Solomon's greatness. Hebegan at the right end, for he built God's house first, andfinished that before he began his own; then God blessed him, andhe prospered in all his other buildings. Let piety begin, andprofit follow; leave pleasure to the last. Whatever pains wetake for the glory of God, and to profit others, we are likelyto have the advantage. Canaan, the holy land, the glory of alllands, had no gold in it; which shows that the best produce isthat which is for the present support of life, our own andothers; such things did Canaan produce. Solomon got much by hismerchandise, and yet has directed us to a better trade, withinreach of the poorest. Wisdom is better than the merchandise ofsilver, and the gain thereof than fine gold, #Pr 3:14|.
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