1 Chronicles 28:5 And of all my sons, (for the LORD hath given me many sons,) he hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.
1 Chronicles 28:5 — Comments- In 1 Chronicles 28:5 we see that God revealed to King David that Solomon was to succeed him on the throne. We see from other Scriptures that God had previously spoken to King David about a son being born to him and his name would be called "Solomon." ( 1 Chronicles 22:8-9) The birth and naming of Solomon took place in 2 Samuel 12:24-25.
1 Chronicles 22:8-9, "But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an house unto my name, because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in my sight. Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about: for his name shall be Song of Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel in his days."
2 Samuel 12:24-25, "And David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in unto her, and lay with her: and she bare a Song of Solomon, and he called his name Solomon: and the LORD loved him. And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he called his name Jedidiah, because of the LORD."
1 Chronicles 28:9 And thou, Solomon my Song of Solomon, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
1 Chronicles 28:9 — "And thou, Solomon my Song of Solomon, know thou the God of thy father" - Word Study on "know" - Gesenius says the Hebrew word "know" ( יָדַע) (H 3045) means, "to see," hence, "to perceive, to acquire knowledge, to know, to be acquainted. Thus it carries the meaning in 1 Chronicles 28:9, "to become acquainted with God, to come to understand God, to get know God". This same Hebrew word is used to say that Adam knew Eve.
1 Corinthians 1:9, "God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord."
Philippians 3:10, "That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;"
1 John 1:3, "That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ."
1 Chronicles 28:12 And the pattern of all that he had by the spirit, of the courts of the house of the LORD, and of all the chambers round about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things:
1 Chronicles 28:12 — "the pattern of all that he had by the spirit" - Comments- This vision probably took place when David visited the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite ( 2 Chronicles 3:1).
2 Chronicles 3:1, "Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where the LORD appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite."
The Lord also showed Moses the pattern of the Tabernacle when Moses was on Mount Sinai:
Exodus 25:40, "And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount."
Acts 7:44, "Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen."
Hebrews 8:5, "Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith Hebrews, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount."
1 Chronicles 28:18 And for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariot of the cherubims, that spread out their wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD.
1 Chronicles 28:18 — "the pattern of the chariot of the cherubims, that spread out their wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD" - Comments- Solomon was simply building the furniture after the pattern that David had seen in a heavenly vision. We find a description of these cherubim and God's throne in Psalm 18.
Psalm 18:6-12, "In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears. Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth. There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it. He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet. And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind. He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire."
1 Chronicles 28:19 All this, said David, the LORD made me understand in writing by his hand upon me, even all the works of this pattern.
1 Chronicles 28:19 — "by his hand upon me" - Comments- This is a figurative phrase for the Spirit of God coming upon David.
1 Chronicles 28:12, "And the pattern of all that he had by the spirit, of the courts of the house of the LORD, and of all the chambers round about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things:"
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