Encouragement for your daily walk with God
Solomon had completed an important, twenty-year construction project in Jerusalem - The Holy Temple. First things first, a prayer of dedication. He stood on a platform in the center court of the Temple, then fell on his knees (a posture of humility) to pray. The first words from his lips were an exaltation of two of God’s attributes.
Uniqueness: “There is no God like You in heaven and earth,” he said. He’s right about that. Carefully search the world over. And if it were possible, go on a fact-finding mission throughout the universe. Do you know what you will find? Nothing that compares to our God — nothing even comes close! God is unique: omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient. There is no one like Him.
Faithfulness: “You keep Your covenant and show unfailing love,” Solomon cried out. God is a covenant-keeping God. In other words, He won’t break any of His promises — not a single one. And speaking of His unfailing love, nothing can separate us from it. That’s a promise too! [Romans 8.39]
No wonder Solomon fell on his knees and raised his hands toward the heavens. That was an appropriate response to the covenant-keeping, faithful-to-His-promises God. It’s an appropriate response for us too. Fall on your knees, lift your hands toward heaven, and praise God for His unfailing love and work in your life.
Then Solomon…stood on the platform, and then he knelt in front of the entire community of Israel and lifted his hands toward heaven. He prayed, “O LORD, God of Israel, there is no God like You in all of heaven and earth. You keep Your covenant and show unfailing love to all who walk before You in wholehearted devotion. You have kept Your promise to your servant David, my father. You made that promise with Your own mouth, and with Your own hands You have fulfilled it today. 2 Chronicles 6.13b-14