JULY 17 - Jeremiah 29:13 and 2 Chronicles 6:12-14

DAY 17 - PROFILES AND PROMISES

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

"And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart."
Jeremiah 29:13

and
"And he (Solomon) stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the congregation of Israel and spread forth his hands ... and kneeled down upon his knees before all the congregation of Israel and spread forth his hands toward heaven; And said,
'O Lord God of Israel, there is no God like Thee in the heaven, nor in the earth, which keepest covenant, and showest mercy unto Thy servants, that walk before Thee with all their hearts.'"
2 Chronicles 6:12-14

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Memory Catcher: Three excellent ideas grab me:
1) "Solomon" and "All of men" rhyme.
God is looking for the "all" in men; He desires the whole heart.
2) Solomon and All of men both contain 3 syllables and the #3 seems laden with the suggestion that there are 3 strong "S's" in today's promises:
Seek, Search, Solomon.
In seeking and in searching, Solomon found satsifaction. He serves as an excellent role model, early on, in locating the solution to securing lasting satisfaction.
3) If you're a "number" person the key #3 is the close of the reference Jeremiah 29:13.
This may be enough to pull up the 3 "S's" for you and aid you.
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Solomon's life was not always off course with God. Indeed, in his early years, he is found in a positive and demonstrative posture of surrender, humility, and servitude to Him.
-Solomon, early on, understood that relationship with God was a "tethering of soul" to true satisfaction. Sacrificing one thousand burnt offerings on the altar before the Lord, he demonstrated an uncommon alignment and entwinement of his soul with the Almighty's ... and was afterward afforded the ample desire of his heart in his request to God for wisdom. (2 Chronicles 1)
The "tethering of soul" to God's truth and entwinement of our soul to it ... is paramount to arriving at a place of peace and satisfaction.
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-Solomon's request for "Wisdom" made to God and supplied by God offers another demonstrative look into young Solomon's heart. He understood the relevance of God's word and power behind the leading of a great people (2 Chronicles 1:10) and recognized his inability in contrast to God's great ability for his enablement.
When we look to God, and not to man, for our chief source of wisdom, we are supplied it and never denied it (James 1:5).
 Develop the habit of young Solomon and ask God to supply you with the wisdom you need to walk rightly and surely. Remember that His word is your ultimate source of wisdom ... and in the opening of it, God is well pleased and will bless you in your obedience to it.
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-Solomon's construction of the temple was an extraordinary "feat" and "calling" placed on his life. The 7 years it took to build this magnificent holy structure required diligence to heed God's voice and perform His will and then enjoy the fruits of this incredible "visual" labor. Solomon applied God's word throughout the construction of "His" temple and complied obediently to all that God asked and then he was supplied with an enablement to complete it.
God places a "calling" on each of our lives and supplies us with all we need to fulfill that calling. No matter how sizeable or impossible the "calling" appears ... God supplies a supernatural ability and strength to complete it.
God can be trusted implicitly to fulfill His promises in you and through you.
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In seeking and in searching ... we find our satisfaction in Christ alone.
When we get lost or go astray we return to the prayer of Solomon for our solution and we humbly repent, confess, and turn our eyes, once again on the source of all truth:
Jesus Christ.
Solomon is our profile of promise ...
May we seek after God with hearts yielded and in whole-hearted fashion in both the early and latter years of our lives.
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Great and glorious Father,
I subject myself to Thy word and to Thy holiness.
Breathe life into my flesh and cause Thy calling and appointment of my life to be filled with an anointment of Thy Spirit.
Cause me to humble myself and give myself to Thee in the plans Thou has planned for me.
Rule my spirit and grant a ready supply of wisdom to the decisions yet to be made.
Where I have strayed, disobeyed, and deviated from Thy course, Merciful Father, forgive me and help me to be true to Thee once more.
To Thee and through Thee I make request of Thee.
Amen.