Tag Archives: Solomon

Life; April 22, 2022


Ecclesiastes 9:4 Anyone who is among the living has hope –even a live dog is better off than a dead lion! Solomon’s cynicism really bothers me at times. He is to me one of the most tragic figures in the … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Lord; May 12, 2021


1 Kings 8:39-40 “Then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive and act; deal with each man according to all he does, since you know his heart (for you alone know the hearts of all men), so that they will … Continue reading

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Wisdom; May 10, 2021


1 Kings 3:9 “So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?” I think that Solomon’s point of greatest wisdom … Continue reading

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Applying Wisdom; June 9, 2020


Proverbs 3:1-2 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity. This chapter of Proverbs has so much extremely helpful stuff in it … Continue reading

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Things vs. People; July 10, 2019


1 Kings 8:27 “But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built!” For all of his failures, Solomon did say some pretty wise things. Here … Continue reading

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Good and Evil; April 5, 2019


Romans 16:19 Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I am full of joy over you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil. Paul mentions more people by name in … Continue reading

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Aging; January 15, 2018


Ecclesiastes 12:1, 7 Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them”— and the dust returns to the ground it … Continue reading

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Genuine Wisdom; July 7, 2017


1 Kings 11:4 As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father had been. Here we have the … Continue reading

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Dealing with Wealth; July 6, 2017


1 Kings 10:1 When the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon and his relation to the name of the Lord, she came to test him with hard questions. This story is a Hollywood favorite, because it has … Continue reading

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Wisdom; June 28, 2017


1 Kings 3:28 When all Israel heard the verdict the king had given, they held the king in awe, because they saw that he had wisdom from God to administer justice. This is one of the most famous stories of … Continue reading

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