Shining a light on the weekly Bible Lessons published in the Christian Science Quarterly®


Now, who is willing to consecrate themselves to the LORD today?


King David poses this question to the Hebrew people near the end of his life. Having been prohibited by God from building a temple to Him (see 17:1–15), David now prepares the way for his son to take up this work. Because Solomon is young and inexperienced, the congregation is urged to dedicate itself to helping—not only by contributing of their riches as David has done, but more importantly, by spiritual devotion.

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Resources cited in this issue

GT: HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

RR: Mays, James L., Joseph Blenkinsopp, et al., eds. Harper’s Bible Commentary. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1988.

Cits. 2, 7: Barclay, William. The Daily Study Bible: The Gospel of Matthew, Vol. 2. Edinburgh: Saint Andrew, 1955. Revised and updated by Saint Andrew, 2001. Reprinted as The New Daily Study Bible: The Gospel of Matthew, Vol. 2. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2001–04.

Cit. 13: Keck, Leander E., et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary. Vol. 8, Luke, John. Nashville: Abingdon, 2015.

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