And I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven. It is an unhappy business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a … More God is not an option, He is a necessity
We come to a sad tale in 1 Kings 11, a tragic tale of the downfall of King Solomon. God had warned him not to marry foreign women, for they were bound to turn his heart away from the Lord. But, not only did Solomon take a foreign wife or two, he married “700 wives, … More A sad tale
How rich was Solomon? 1 Kings 10:14&15 – “The weight of the gold that Solomon received yearly was 25 tons, not including the revenues from merchants and traders and from all the Arabian kings and the governors of the land.” 1 Kings 9:27&28 – “And Hiram sent his men – sailors who knew the sea … More How rich was Solomon?
1 Kings 3:6-14 And Solomon said, “You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant David my father, 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 … More Asking God for a discerning heart
2 Chronicles 2:5 The house that I am to build will be great, for our God is greater than all gods. But who is able to build him a house, since heaven, even highest heaven, cannot contain him? Who am I to build a house for him, except as a place to make offerings before him? … More Our God is greater than all gods
We come to a sad story in 1 Kings 11, a tragic tale of the downfall of King Solomon. God had warned him not to marry foreign women, for they were bound to turn his heart away from the Lord. But, not only did Solomon take a foreign wife or two, he married “700 wives, … More What was he thinking?
Ecclesiastes 2:1 I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure; enjoy yourself.” But behold, this also was vanity. Solomon was searching. Searching for lasting satisfaction but pursuing it in all the wrong places. He became like a new freshman on a college campus, trying out everything. He became the ultimate … More Pleasure is the measure of our treasure.