- 1 What are your high places?
- 2 Why did Solomon sacrifice in the high places?
- 3 What does it mean to ride upon the high places of the earth?
- 4 Which king removed the high places?
- 5 What are some false gods today?
- 6 What does Hinds feet mean in the Bible?
- 7 What God said about Solomon?
- 8 Why did God love Solomon so much?
- 9 Why did God choose Solomon?
- 10 What were the high places in ancient Israel?
- 11 What does the deer symbolize in the Bible?
- 12 Who destroyed Nehushtan?
- 13 Who is Baal in the Bible?
- 14 What God did many kings forbid the worship of?
What are your high places?
A high place was a localized or regional worship center dedicated to a god. Worship at these local shrines often included making sacrifices, burning incense and holding feasts or festivals (1 Kgs 3:2–3; 12:32).
Why did Solomon sacrifice in the high places?
The people, however, were still sacrificing at the high places, because a temple had not yet been built for the Name of the LORD. The king went to Gibeon to offer sacrifices, for that was the most important high place, and Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on that altar.
What does it mean to ride upon the high places of the earth?
John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible says this special reward for Sabbath keeping means “to live above the world … to be in the utmost safety and enjoy the greatest plenty, especially of spiritual things.”
Which king removed the high places?
He also tore down the quarters of the male shrine prostitutes, which were in the temple of the LORD and where women did weaving for Asherah. Josiah brought all the priests from the towns of Judah and desecrated the high places, from Geba to Beersheba, where the priests had burned incense.
What are some false gods today?
There are many false gods in this world today fighting for the attention of our children. We have the false gods of entertainment, pleasure, fame, money, power, selfishness and instant gratification.
What does Hinds feet mean in the Bible?
This verse is a reminder that God is able to help us do the impossible. Making our feet like hinds feet means he will equip us with what we need to bring us through the rough patch. Notice that it is only the hind that can climb those rocky terrains. This is because it has the right feet to climb.
What God said about Solomon?
God answered Solomon, “I am pleased you have asked for this. I will give you wisdom. In fact, I will make you more wise and understanding than anyone who has ever lived. No one in the future will ever be as wise as Solomon.”
Why did God love Solomon so much?
God started loving Solomon right from his birth (2 Sam 12:24-25). God was so pleased with the unselfishness of the request that besides great wisdom, He also gave him riches, honour and long life, on the condition he would continue to obey God’s commandments.
Why did God choose Solomon?
Because David promised Bathsheba that Solomon would be king. In spite of having older brothers, Solomon was next in line to the throne, and Bathsheba would not let David forget his promise, neither did Nathan (God’s Prophet) let David forget.
What were the high places in ancient Israel?
The high place at Megiddo in Israel is one of the oldest known high places, dating from about 2500 bc. Because the Israelites had associated the divine presence with elevated places (e.g., Mount Sinai), they used Canaanite high places to worship their own God, Yahweh.
What does the deer symbolize in the Bible?
In biblical symbology, deer represent piety, devotion, and safety in God’s care. They are a symbol of thirst and longing for the Lord. They signify the ability to leap over obstacles.
Who destroyed Nehushtan?
This incident in the exodus story is quickly passed over in the Bible, and this snake is not heard of again until 2 Kings 18 when King Hezekiah of Judah (who reigned from either 727-698 or 715-687 BCE) destroys it because it had by that time become a pagan cult object.
Who is Baal in the Bible?
As such, Baal designated the universal god of fertility, and in that capacity his title was Prince, Lord of the Earth. He was also called the Lord of Rain and Dew, the two forms of moisture that were indispensable for fertile soil in Canaan.
What God did many kings forbid the worship of?
The first and most important commandment was that they must not worship any god other than the Lord. Whoever violated this commandment should be killed and Exodus 22:20 reads “Whoever sacrifices to any god other than the Lord must be destroyed.”