• The Story of Solomon Part 6: Solomon’s Repentance

    Twice during my reign the Lord had appeared to me with words of approval and counsel—in the night vision at Gibeon, when the promise of wisdom, riches, and honour was accompanied by an admonition to remain humble and obedient. After the dedication of the temple, when once more the Lord…

  • The Story of Solomon Part 5: The Results Of Transgression

    Prominent among the primary causes that led Solomon into extravagance and oppression was his failure to maintain and foster the spirit of self-sacrifice. When, at the foot of Sinai, Moses told the people of the divine command, “Let them make Me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them,” the…

  • The Story of Solomon Part 4: Pride Of Prosperity

    While I exalted the law of heaven, God was with me, and wisdom was given me to rule over Israel with impartiality and mercy. At first, as wealth and worldly honour came to me, I remained humble, and great was the extent of my influence. My biographer wrote the following:…

  • The Story of Solomon Part 3: Solomon’s Prayer

    2Ch 6:24  “Or if Your people Israel are defeated before an enemy because they have sinned against You, and return and confess Your name, and pray and make supplication before You in this temple,  2Ch 6:25  then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of Your people Israel, and bring…

  • The Story of Solomon Part 2: He Honored God

    The name of God was greatly honoured during the first part of my reign. The wisdom and righteousness revealed by me bore witness to all nations of the excellency of the attributes of the God whom I served. For a time, Israel was as the light of the world, showing…

  • The Story of Solomon Part 1: From Strength To Weakness

    THE REIGN OF SOLOMON Section 1—From Strength to Weakness Jer 9:23  Thus says the LORD: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Let not the mighty man glory in his might, Nor let the rich man glory in his riches;  Jer 9:24  But let him who glories glory…