Season after Pentecost, Proper 16, Year B, Old Testament
Scripture: I Kings 8: 22-30, 41-43
We continue to remember Israel’s leaders and how they strived to serve God. Each had their own challenges and gifts. The need for faithful leadership continues today and we seek wisdom from how these leaders sought the welfare of their people and showed their devotion to God.
Solomon is remembered for building the Temple and for his prayerful dedication of it to God. We are reminded of the importance of sacred space even as we know that God is with us everywhere.