1 Kings 8:23 (NLT)
�O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you in all of heaven above or on the earth below. You keep your covenant and show unfailing love to all who walk before you in wholehearted devotion. 24 You have kept your promise to your servant David, my father. You made that promise with your own mouth, and with your own hands you have fulfilled it today.

Solomon, the king of the people of Israel, prayed this prayer in front of the people. He gave recognition to God for being a God greater than any could imagine. The people were capable of creating a false god or gods, but this was the true God who was above any thought or creation. Solomon thanked God for the completion of the temple which God promised His father David. Solomon lets the people know God is a God who fulfills his promises.

Some forget it was because of God�s promise to Israel that we have a savior named Jesus Christ. God made promises to both Abraham and King David about future events that would take place. One event was the completion of a temple to worship God. The greatest promise was there would be a savior who would take away the sins of the world. The prophets who followed even reminded the people of God�s promise to deliver them from sin. I think it is important to point out that the wisest king who ever lived acknowledged the promises of God in front of the nation. Today we need leaders who will stand up for God and recognize the promise of salvation given through Jesus Christ.