The Path: A Journey Through the Bible
Chapter Twelve: The Wisdom of God Was in Him
Israel certainly seems to be having trouble with its kings. In this chapter, King David has died and his son Solomon succeeds him as king. Solomon has some good things going for him.
Solomon asks God for wisdom rather than riches, and God is pleased. Solomon settles a dispute between two women claiming to be the mother of a child. He leads the people of Israel into peace and prosperity, rebuilds the temple, and brings the ark there. But like many people who God puts to good use, Solomon isn’t perfect either. Come to class and find out more!