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July 6


2 Chronicles 7:1-22
1. As soon as Solomon finished his prayer, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple.
2. And the priests could not enter the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD filled the LORD's house.
3. When all the people of Israel saw the fire come down and the glory of the LORD on the temple, they bowed down with their faces to the ground on the pavement and worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD, saying, "For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever."
4. Then the king and all the people offered sacrifice before the LORD.
5. King Solomon offered as a sacrifice 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep. So the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.
6. The priests stood at their posts; the Levites also, with the instruments for music to the LORD that King David had made for giving thanks to the LORD- for his steadfast love endures forever- whenever David offered praises by their ministry; opposite them the priests sounded trumpets, and all Israel stood.
7. And Solomon consecrated the middle of the court that was before the house of the LORD, for there he offered the burnt offering and the fat of the peace offerings, because the bronze altar Solomon had made could not hold the burnt offering and the grain offering and the fat.
8. At that time Solomon held the feast for seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great assembly, from Lebo-hamath to the Brook of Egypt.
9. And on the eighth day they held a solemn assembly, for they had kept the dedication of the altar seven days and the feast seven days.
10. On the twenty-third day of the seventh month he sent the people away to their homes, joyful and glad of heart for the prosperity that the LORD had granted to David and to Solomon and to Israel his people.
11. Thus Solomon finished the house of the LORD and the king's house. All that Solomon had planned to do in the house of the LORD and in his own house he successfully accomplished.
12. Then the LORD appeared to Solomon in the night and said to him: "I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a house of sacrifice.
13. When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people,
14. if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
15. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place.
16. For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that my name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time.
17. And as for you, if you will walk before me as David your father walked, doing according to all that I have commanded you and keeping my statutes and my rules,
18. then I will establish your royal throne, as I covenanted with David your father, saying, 'You shall not lack a man to rule Israel.'
19. "But if you turn aside and forsake my statutes and my commandments that I have set before you, and go and serve other gods and worship them,
20. then I will pluck you up from my land that I have given you, and this house that I have consecrated for my name, I will cast out of my sight, and I will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples.
21. And at this house, which was exalted, everyone passing by will be astonished and say, 'Why has the LORD done thus to this land and to this house?'
22. Then they will say, 'Because they abandoned the LORD, the God of their fathers who brought them out of the land of Egypt and laid hold on other gods and worshiped them and served them. Therefore he has brought all this disaster on them.'"

2 Chronicles 8:1-18
1. At the end of twenty years, in which Solomon had built the house of the LORD and his own house,
2. Solomon rebuilt the cities that Hiram had given to him, and settled the people of Israel in them.
3. And Solomon went to Hamath-zobah and took it.
4. He built Tadmor in the wilderness and all the store cities that he built in Hamath.
5. He also built Upper Beth-horon and Lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars,
6. and Baalath, and all the store cities that Solomon had and all the cities for his chariots and the cities for his horsemen, and whatever Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.
7. All the people who were left of the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, who were not of Israel,
8. from their descendants who were left after them in the land, whom the people of Israel had not destroyed- these Solomon drafted as forced labor, and so they are to this day.
9. But of the people of Israel Solomon made no slaves for his work; they were soldiers, and his officers, the commanders of his chariots, and his horsemen.
10. And these were the chief officers of King Solomon, 250, who exercised authority over the people.
11. Solomon brought Pharaoh's daughter up from the city of David to the house that he had built for her, for he said, "My wife shall not live in the house of David king of Israel, for the places to which the ark of the LORD has come are holy."
12. Then Solomon offered up burnt offerings to the LORD on the altar of the LORD that he had built before the vestibule,
13. as the duty of each day required, offering according to the commandment of Moses for the Sabbaths, the new moons, and the three annual feasts- the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of Booths.
14. According to the ruling of David his father, he appointed the divisions of the priests for their service, and the Levites for their offices of praise and ministry before the priests as the duty of each day required, and the gatekeepers in their divisions at each gate, for so David the man of God had commanded.
15. And they did not turn aside from what the king had commanded the priests and Levites concerning any matter and concerning the treasuries.
16. Thus was accomplished all the work of Solomon from the day the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid until it was finished. So the house of the LORD was completed.
17. Then Solomon went to Ezion-geber and Eloth on the shore of the sea, in the land of Edom.
18. And Hiram sent to him by the hand of his servants ships and servants familiar with the sea, and they went to Ophir together with the servants of Solomon and brought from there 450 talents of gold and brought it to King Solomon.

Psalms 80:1-6
1. TO THE CHOIRMASTER: ACCORDING TO LILIES. A TESTIMONY. OF ASAPH, A PSALM. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock! You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth.
2. Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up your might and come to save us!
3. Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved!
4. O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry with your people's prayers?
5. You have fed them with the bread of tears and given them tears to drink in full measure.
6. You make us an object of contention for our neighbors, and our enemies laugh among themselves.

Proverbs 20:15-15
15. There is gold and abundance of costly stones, but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

Acts 13:26-52
26. "Brothers, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, to us has been sent the message of this salvation.
27. For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, because they did not recognize him nor understand the utterances of the prophets, which are read every Sabbath, fulfilled them by condemning him.
28. And though they found in him no guilt worthy of death, they asked Pilate to have him executed.
29. And when they had carried out all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree and laid him in a tomb.
30. But God raised him from the dead,
31. and for many days he appeared to those who had come up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people.
32. And we bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers,
33. this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus, as also it is written in the second Psalm, "' You are my Son, today I have begotten you.'
34. And as for the fact that he raised him from the dead, no more to return to corruption, he has spoken in this way, "' I will give you the holy and sure blessings of David.'
35. Therefore he says also in another psalm, "' You will not let your Holy One see corruption.'
36. For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was laid with his fathers and saw corruption,
37. but he whom God raised up did not see corruption.
38. Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything
39. from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.
40. Beware, therefore, lest what is said in the Prophets should come about:
41. "'Look, you scoffers, be astounded and perish; for I am doing a work in your days, a work that you will not believe, even if one tells it to you.'"
42. As they went out, the people begged that these things might be told them the next Sabbath.
43. And after the meeting of the synagogue broke up, many Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who, as they spoke with them, urged them to continue in the grace of God.
44. The next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord.
45. But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began to contradict what was spoken by Paul, reviling him.
46. And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, "It was necessary that the word of God be spoken first to you. Since you thrust it aside and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles.
47. For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, "' I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'"
48. And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed.
49. And the word of the Lord was spreading throughout the whole region.
50. But the Jews incited the devout women of high standing and the leading men of the city, stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their district.
51. But they shook off the dust from their feet against them and went to Iconium.
52. And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.