In Solomon’s day, after the Temple was finished, the kingdom of Israel was raised to its greatest glory, and the Lord provided a picture of the future glorious reign of the Lord Jesus Christ in the reign of Solomon. After these days, the kingdom gradually began to decline, the glory began to diminish, because it was not the reality; it was merely pointing to it. The coming glory will never diminish.

In this message, we consider Solomon’s kingdom as a picture of Christ’s future kingdom. We see two things: 

  • First, how the Lord greatly poured out His blessings on Israel under Solomon’s reign. 
  • Second, how this was a picture of what the Lord Jesus Christ would bring during His earthly reign.

We are challenged to continue to pray that God’s kingdom would advance, to pray for the church as a whole that the Lord would purify her and make her to shine again with the light of His truth, to continue to reach out to our lost loved ones and those around us with the Gospel, and to look forward to that glorious rest that is ahead of us in heaven when our days on earth are finished, of which the Lord’s Day is a picture to us.

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Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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