A hinge is a small piece of hardware, securing the movement of a great door. When two are carefully in place, the heaviest of doors floats on air. A slight touch of the hand opens it easily.

There are hinges in the interaction between God and Solomon in chapter 9. The first is the tiny word “IF.” “If you walk before me as your father David walked, in integrity of heart and in uprightness …” The second hinge is the little word “THEN.” “Then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever.”

While God loves us without any “IFS, ANDS, or BUTS,” there are conditions when it comes to having a relationship with the Lord. Just as in marriage, as we see in Hosea, God demands us to be faithful to God alone. Are you?

1 Kings 9—10

Examples of Bible Breaths Learn More…

Tuesdays are dedicated to the Old Testament books of history
and the Hebrew “Writings.”
In this season, Proverbs 20-11; 1 Kings


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