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A Thousand Offerings



“Now the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, for that was the great high place: Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on that altar.” 1 Kings 3:4.

Wow! Can you believe that? A thousand burnt offerings!!!! 1 Kings 3 describes when Solomon becomes king of Israel and God shows up in his dream. This is where Solomon receives wisdom from God, thus becoming the wisest man that has ever lived. This Solomon, when he became king, offered 1000 offerings. That's a lot of bulls. This signifies that Solomon gave everything.

I have a friend who is a pastor/musician that was inspired by this very verse. Reading this, he decided to offer 1000 offerings in his way by starting to write 1000 songs for God. I don't know if he meant it literally or that he will write songs for God only the rest of his life, but that became his goal. He wanted to lift up God in this way. I have listened to his album and they were amazing.

What are your 1000 offerings to God? What is your dedication to God? We may not be as rich or wise as Solomon, or even my friend. But God doesn't worry about that. He wants your heart, your commitment. Wouldn't it be great to give God your all? And I am sure God will bless you just the way He blessed Solomon!


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