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Humble

I. HUMILITY (VV. 12-13)
12 Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands. 13 Solomon had made a bronze platform five cubits long, five cubits wide, and three cubits high, and had set it in the court, and he stood on it. Then he knelt on his knees in the presence of all the assembly of Israel, and spread out his hands toward heaven,
A. Humility is the key to acceptance by God ()

12 Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands. 13 Solomon had made a bronze platform five cubits long, five cubits wide, and three cubits high, and had set it in the court, and he stood on it. Then he knelt on his knees in the presence of all the assembly of Israel, and spread out his hands toward heaven,

and what does the LORD require of you
8  He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
A. Humility is the key to acceptance by God ().
but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
A. Humility is the key to acceptance by God ().
and to walk humbly with your God?
A. Humility is the key to acceptance by God ().
1. Humble yourself in the presence of people.
1. Humble yourself in the presence of people.
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1. Humble yourself in the presence of people.
2. Humble yourself before God
3. Humility is important for all.
a. David was blessed when humble.
HONOR
II. HONOR HIM (VV. 14-15)
14 and said, “O LORD, God of Israel, there is no God like you, in heaven or on earth, keeping covenant and showing steadfast love to your servants who walk before you with all their heart, 15 who have kept with your servant David my father what you declared to him. You spoke with your mouth, and with your hand have fulfilled it this day.
A. Remember who He is.
A. Remember who He is.
A. Remember who He is.
1. He is Lord
2. He is God
3. He is Lord of the Church ()
18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent
B. Remember what He is like.
B. Remember what He is like.
1. He is Faithful ().23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.
2. He is Merciful ().Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
2. He is Merciful ().
for his mercy endures forever!
2. He is Merciful ().
III. HONE IN ON HIS PROMISES (VV. 16-18)
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
III. HONE IN ON HIS PROMISES (VV. 16-18)
16 Now therefore, O LORD, God of Israel, keep for your servant David my father what you have promised him, saying, ‘You shall not lack a man to sit before me on the throne of Israel, if only your sons pay close attention to their way, to walk in my law as you have walked before me.’ 17 Now therefore, O LORD, God of Israel, let your word be confirmed, which you have spoken to your servant David.
18 “But will God indeed dwell with man on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you, how much less this house that I have built
A. Remember His fulfilled promises.
A. Remember His fulfilled promises.
A. Remember His fulfilled promises.
1. Salvation ().13 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
2. Supply (Phi. 4:19)19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus
2. Supply (Phi. 4:19)
B. Reflect on promises yet to be fulfilled.
B. Reflect on promises yet to be fulfilled.
B. Reflect on promises yet to be fulfilled.
1. Revival
2. Return
IV. WHOLE-HEARTEDLY SEEK GOD (VV. 19-42)
19 Yet have regard to the prayer of your servant and to his plea, O LORD my God, listening to the cry and to the prayer that your servant prays before you, 20 that your eyes may be open day and night toward this house, the place where you have promised to set your name, that you may listen to the prayer that your servant offers toward this place.
A. Get down to business in prayer (vv. 19-21).
21 And listen to the pleas of your servant and of your people Israel, when they pray toward this place. And listen from heaven your dwelling place, and when you hear, forgive.
A. Get down to business in prayer (vv. 19-21).
1. Get serious and specific.
A. Get down to business in prayer (vv. 19-21).
When do that God responds 7 As soon as Solomon finished his prayer, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple. 2 And the priests could not enter the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD filled the LORD’s house. 3 When all the people of Israel saw the fire come down and the glory of the LORD on the temple, they bowed down with their faces to the ground on the pavement and worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD, saying, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.”
1. Get serious and specific.

7 As soon as Solomon finished his prayer, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple. 2 And the priests could not enter the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD filled the LORD’s house. 3 When all the people of Israel saw the fire come down and the glory of the LORD on the temple, they bowed down with their faces to the ground on the pavement and worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD, saying, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.”

1. Get serious and specific.
How many need God to respond ?
a. Nehemiah ()
b. Hannah ()
B. Seek God to meet your need for revival (vv. 22-42).
1. Reasons for the need:
a. Defeated by the enemy ().
b. Drought of the spirit ()
c. Diseased in the mind and heart ().
d. Fighting battles with the enemy as you follow Christ.
· Like David ()
e. Everyday failings ()
C. Take the necessary steps.
1. Return whole-heartedly.
2. Confess his name.
3. Seek forgiveness.
4. Experience restoration.
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