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And it was so, that when Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication unto the LORD, he arose from before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven. And he stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying,
Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant. The LORD our God be with us, as he was with our fathers: let him not leave us, nor forsake us: That he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments, which he commanded our fathers. And let these my words, wherewith I have made supplication before the LORD, be nigh unto the LORD our God day and night, that he maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his people Israel at all times, as the matter shall require: That all the people of the earth may know that the LORD is God, and that there is none else. Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.
Y sucedió que cuando Salomón terminó de decir toda esta oración y súplica al SEÑOR, se levantó de delante del altar del SEÑOR, de estar de rodillas con sus manos extendidas hacia el cielo. Y se puso de pie y bendijo a toda la asamblea de Israel en alta voz, diciendo: Bendito sea el SEÑOR, que ha dado reposo a su pueblo Israel, conforme a todo lo que prometió; ninguna palabra ha fallado de toda su buena promesa que hizo por medio de su siervo Moisés. Que el SEÑOR nuestro Dios esté con nosotros, como estuvo con nuestros padres; que no nos deje ni nos abandone, para que incline nuestro corazón hacia El, para que andemos en todos sus caminos y para que guardemos sus mandamientos, sus estatutos y sus preceptos que ordenó a nuestros padres. Y que estas palabras mías, con las que he suplicado delante del SEÑOR, estén cerca del SEÑOR nuestro Dios día y noche, para que El haga justicia a su siervo y justicia a su pueblo Israel, según las necesidades de cada día, a fin de que todos los pueblos de la tierra sepan que el SEÑOR es Dios; no hay otro. Estén, pues, vuestros corazones enteramente dedicados al SEÑOR nuestro Dios, para que andemos en sus estatutos y guardemos sus mandamientos, como en este día.
Solomon showed us here how we can come to God in a way that is pleasing to our Maker. He does hear us as long as we walk as sons and daughters of Him. We must always support God’s people Israel no matter what the world tells us. We also must always be willing to claim Him in everything. As the last 2 verses say…there is no other God, and our hearts must be right and perfect before Him. How is your heart with God?
Let the conclusion of all of these thoughts be heard:
Fear God and obey his commandments,
for this is what it means to be human.
For God will judge every deed,
along with every secret,
whether good or evil.
La conclusión, cuando todo se ha oído, es ésta:
teme a Dios y guarda sus mandamientos,
porque esto concierne a toda persona.
Porque Dios traerá toda obra a juicio,
junto con todo lo oculto,
sea bueno o sea malo.
Solomon was very wise, but he did have his issues like all of us. Much of Ecclesiastes can show depression and negative thoughts of life. It is here at the end of the book that Solomon comes back into very wise thoughts. We all have to stand, no kneel before God and face everything we have done throughout life. This can be a disturbing thought if really considered. God knows all and sees all. It doesn’t have to be disturbing though if we react with a desire to do right and to bow before Him and seek God’s forgiveness.
No matter what, who, why, how, or any of those, God sent His perfect Son for every one of us.
God, please help me to quit looking at others and to look in the mirror at me. Help me please to be right and clean in your eyes. Thank you Daddy God for holding me and growing me. Please keep showing me the path you want for me.
All Praise and Honor to God!
In Jesus’ Name
And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people joined in to the covenant.
Después el rey se puso en pie junto a la columna e hizo pacto delante del SEÑOR de andar en pos del SEÑOR y de guardar sus mandamientos, sus testimonios y sus estatutos con todo su corazón y con toda su alma, para cumplir las palabras de este pacto escritas en este libro. Y todo el pueblo confirmó el pacto.
If the leaders and kings of the Earth did this now, they would bless their country and people. I have a dream of all leaders bowing before God soon. It will be an amazing sight. May Jesus reign!
Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Id, pues, y haced discípulos de todas las naciones, bautizándolos en el nombre del Padre y del Hijo y del Espíritu Santo, enseñándoles a guardar todo lo que os he mandado; y he aquí, yo estoy con vosotros todos los días, hasta el fin del mundo.
It is our duty to tell and teach Jesus to those who do not know Him. He says He is always with us so we need not fear going into dangerous or “bad” areas. It’s all about Jesus, not us. Praise Him, oh yea, Praise Him!
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
La conclusión, cuando todo se ha oído, es ésta: teme a Dios y guarda sus mandamientos, porque esto concierne a toda persona. Porque Dios traerá toda obra a juicio, junto con todo lo oculto, sea bueno o sea malo.
As Solomon put it, it is very simple; if we fear God and listen and heed Him, He will guide us into everlasting life. All things will be judged and the bad will burn. IWe judge ourselves in many ways; we know what is right and wrong. Why is it we still do the wrong things at times? Please God, help us to be pure and clean in Your sight.
And it shall be, if you will hearken unto all that I command you, and will walk in my ways, and do what is right in my sight, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did; that I will be with you, and build you a sure house, as I built for David, and will give Israel unto you.
“Y sucederá que si escuchas todo lo que te ordeno y andas en mis caminos, y haces lo recto delante de mis ojos, guardando mis estatutos y mis mandamientos, como hizo David mi siervo, entonces estaré contigo y te edificaré una casa perdurable como la que edifiqué a David, y yo te entregaré Israel
This promise made to Solomon by God can also be true for us. If we will listen and heed our heavenly Father, He will bless us in all of our ways and lead us down a path of glory. He will build us a sure house; we must listen and do as He tells us. How do we do this? We read the scripture, we pray and we listen to that “still small voice” which is the Holy Spirit. He will not ask us to do anything contrary to His Word, but He may ask us to do things that are against man’s principals. Oh, Father God, may we always heed You in all ways; please help us to see the correct path. Praise You God; Praise You!
I pray the words of this song over San Juan and Puerto Rico: