Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of II Chronicles Chapter 1
Metaphysically Interpreting II Chronicles 1:1-13
1:1And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and Jehovah his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly. 1:2And Solomon spake unto all Israel, to the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and to the judges, and to every prince in all Israel, the heads of the fathers' houses. 1:3So Solomon, and all the assembly with him, went to the high place that was at Gibeon; for there was the tent of meeting of God, which Moses the servant of Jehovah had made in the wilderness. 1:4But the ark of God had David brought up from Kiriath-jearim to the place that David had prepared for it; for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem. 1:5Moreover the brazen altar, that Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, was there before the tabernacle of Jehovah: and Solomon and the assembly sought unto it. 1:6And Solomon went up thither to the brazen altar before Jehovah, which was at the tent of meeting, and offered a thousand burnt-offerings upon it.
1:7In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee. 1:8And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast showed great lovingkindness unto David my father, and hast made me king in his stead. 1:9Now, O Jehovah God, let thy promise unto David my father be established; for thou hast made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude. 1:10Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this thy people, that is so great? 1:11And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thy heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honor, nor the life of them that hate thee, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king: 1:12wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honor, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee; neither shall there any after thee have the like. 1:13So Solomon came from the high place that was at Gibeon, from before the tent of meeting, unto Jerusalem; and he reigned over Israel.
March 23, 1924: II Chronicles 1:7-12
What does King Solomon represent? King Solomon is noted for his wisdom. In response to Jehovah's invitation, “Ask what I shall give thee,” Solomon replied: “Give me now wisdom and knowledge.” Then Jehovah said: “Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee.” Thus Solomon represents the will (king) functioning as wisdom.
What is meant by: “In that night did God appear unto Solomon”? “Night” represents the quiescent or peaceful rest of the mind. It symbolizes the inner potentialities which are ready to break forth in actioni when man calls upon the Most High, Jehovah.
How did Jehovah communicate with Solomon? In I Kings 3:5, is the statement: “In Gibeon Jehovah appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.” It is not a rare thing for Jehovah to appear to man in a dream, but quite common. It Is being proved every day in the lives of those who follow Jesus, that they may receive and do receive guidance in their dreams.
Does Jehovah manifest to the conscious mind, or to the subconscious mind? Jehovah impresses his ideas upon the subconscious at the solar plexus and at the heart center: “Because this was in thy heart.”
Solomon did not ask for riches and honor, but he asked far wisdom and knowledge and that he might righteously judge his people. What followed this desire? Not only were wisdom and knowledge given to him, but also riches and honor. When one has superwisdom, he knows how to gain everything else.
July 11, 1948: II Chronicles 1:5
The right spirit is as important now as it was in the days of Bezalel, whose skillful workmanship endured for hundreds of years, and is mentioned as part of the equipment of the tabernacle at the beginning of the reign of Solomon. 0ur work too will endure, if we put our best into it, and give ourselves to it in full faith and confidence that it will be found good.
– UNITY magazine.
Metaphysically Interpreting II Chronicles 1:14-17
1:14And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen, that he placed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem. 1:15And the king made silver and gold to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he to be as the sycomore-trees that are in the lowland, for abundance. 1:16And the horses which Solomon had were brought out of Egypt; the king's merchants received them in droves, each drove at a price. 1:17And they fetched up and brought out of Egypt a chariot for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse for a hundred and fifty: and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of Syria, did they bring them out by their means.
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 01-09-2014