1 Kings 8:62 (ESV)

62 Then the king, and all Israel with him, offered sacrifice before the LORD.

1 Kings 8:62–66 brings a conclusion to the dedication of the temple by telling us of the sacrifices that Solomon and his people offered to the Lord. 1 Kings 8:62 is a general statement that the sacrifices were offered. It needs, therefore, little comment other than to say that we can draw from it a lesson that it is appropriate that we do not come to the Lord to worship him with empty hands. The emphasis upon the phrase to worship him is intentional; it is a qualifier. Empty hands are exactly what we ought to have when we come to God for salvation. The price of redemption was paid by Jesus Christ, and we can add nothing to it. Worship, however, is a different matter! In Psalm 116:12 the psalmist writes, What shall I render to the Lord for all his benefits to me? The natural response of the recipient of the grace of God is showing thankfulness for that grace in some tangible form. The person who takes God’s grace for granted is the person who may not have really received that grace.