THIS is Eternal Life!
One of the most incredible truths of the Bible is that the infinite God has, throughout history, chosen to dwell personally with a particular and finite people, enjoying intimate fellowship with them. This personal dwelling is undeserved, purely done by the grace of God. Solomon understood this, and with the completion of the building of his temple of the Lord, Solomon gave a dedication of worship and supplication to the Lord. In this dedication, we can learn some things not simply about God back then, but about the very same, never-changing God today, as we seek to worship Him and love Him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. This can be difficult to do in a world filled with so many false gods, but through Solomon’s dedication, we can be reminded about some things God does that help us to worship Him rightly, and to love Him more!