Help me do something great for the Lord

2 Chronicles Bible Background

05.31.2017 Old Testament: 2Ch 2.3–5

To read the Bible in a year, read Second Chronicles 1–3 on May 31, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Even Solomon with his unlimited wisdom, knowledge, and wealth needed help doing something great for the Lord,

Then Solomon sent to Hiram king of Tyre, saying: “As you have dealt with David my father, and sent him cedars to build himself a house to dwell in, so deal with me. Behold, I am building a temple for the name of the LORD my God, to dedicate it to Him, to burn before Him sweet incense, for the continual showbread, for the burnt offerings morning and evening, on the Sabbaths, on the New Moons, and on the set feasts of the LORD our God. This is an ordinance forever to Israel. And the temple which I build will be great, for our God is greater than all gods” (2 Chronicles 2.3–5). 

Solomon wanted to do things right, and in this case that meant employing help from outside Israel. If Solomon needed help, surely we do whenever we engage in a grand project that we want to do for the Lord or for His people.


  • Is it hard for you to ask for help?
  • If so, why do you think that is?
  • If not, do you rely too much upon others?

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