Day 22

Solomon, Who Asked for Wisdom

from the The Genealogy of Jesus reading plan

1 Kings 1:32-40, 1 Kings 3:1-15, 1 Kings 4:29-31, 1 Kings 8:32-34, 1 Kings 8:35-40, 1 Kings 8:51-61, 1 Kings 9:1-7, 1 Kings 11:1-4, 1 Kings 11:9-13, 1 Kings 11:26-43

BY She Reads Truth

Start each day by reading the passages listed above. Then use the summary and reflection provided here to guide discussion around the daily reading.

Solomon was the last king to reign over the united nation of Israel. Early in his reign, he asked God for wisdom. He later led the construction of the first temple. Yet he compromised his faithfulness to God by marrying hundreds of women who did not worship God, personally committing idolatry, and oppressing the people. 

Consider the details of Solomon’s story. What aspects are surprising or unexpected?

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38 thoughts on "Solomon, Who Asked for Wisdom"

  1. Kaylee Mahoney says:

    Even someone as wise as Solomon can get caught up and loose sight. Completely lost.

  2. Terri Honeycutt says:

    It surprised me that he had wisdom but couldn’t see his own foolishness with women and idolatry.

  3. Tasha Adams says:

    Solomon loved the Lord so much as stated in 1 Kings 3:3, but then he sinned by bringing wives from the other nations that God told Solomon and the entire nation of Israel not to associate with.

  4. Terri Baldwin says:

    Solomon was not a puppet king. God did not force him to do what was right. Rather, God laid out His will, blessed Solomon with wisdom, and expected the king to obey. In his later years, Solomon chose to disobey, and he was held accountable for his decisions.

  5. Terri Baldwin says:

    Yes, Solomon’s prayer reminds us that right and wrong are real; good and evil exist. And some things are right or wrong for everyone. Solomon’s prayer also reminds us that we often need wisdom to discern what they are; we often need wisdom to discern the difference between right and wrong, good and evil.

  6. Aimee D-R says:

    It shows me that satan will never stop tempting and I have to stand firmly planted in authority and in the Word with my eyes on Jesus

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