We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
2:10 Then David slept
with his ancestors, and was buried in the city of David.
2:11 The time
that David reigned over Israel was forty years; he reigned seven years in
Hebron, and thirty-three years in Jerusalem.
2:12 So Solomon sat on the
throne of his father David; and his kingdom was firmly established.
Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of his father David; only, he
sacrificed and offered incense at the high places.
3:4 The king went to
Gibeon to sacrifice there, for that was the principal high place; Solomon used
to offer a thousand burnt offerings on that altar.
3:5 At Gibeon the LORD
appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, "Ask what I should give
3:6 And Solomon said, "You have shown great and steadfast love to
your servant my father David, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in
righteousness, and in uprightness of heart toward you; and you have kept for him
this great and steadfast love, and have given him a son to sit on his throne
3:7 And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king in
place of my father David, although I am only a little child; I do not know how
to go out or come in.
3:8 And your servant is in the midst of the people
whom you have chosen, a great people, so numerous they cannot be numbered or
3:9 Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern
your people, able to discern between good and evil; for who can govern this your
3:10 It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked
3:11 God said to him, "Because you have asked this, and have not
asked for yourself long life or riches, or for the life of your enemies, but
have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right,
now do according to your word. Indeed I give you a wise and discerning mind; no
one like you has been before you and no one like you shall arise after
3:13 I give you also what you have not asked, both riches and honor
all your life; no other king shall compare with you.
3:14 If you will
walk in my ways, keeping my statutes and my commandments, as your father David
walked, then I will lengthen your life."