The wisdom of King Solomon was greater than any man’s. And no one will possess the greatness of Solomon’s wisdom. Except Jesus of course. King Solomon was the son of King David and Bathsheba. You can read all about King David anointed by the Prophet Samuel in the book of Samuel. His reign ended at the age of 70 when he died.
There is some debate on how old Solomon was when he became King. Some say 12 years of age and others say 20. Whatever age he was at the appointed time, Solomon told God that he was a child and needed wisdom to discern the people. He needed spiritual discernment.
At the beginning of his kingship, God came to Solomon in a dream and asked what he wanted.
I Kings 3:5 At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask! What shall I give you?”
I Kings 3:7 7 “Now, Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties.8 Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. 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?”
God was very pleased that Solomon had asked for this.
Solomon knew that his task was big. He knew that being King would need a lot of wisdom on his part. Solomons wisdom went throughout the world. It attracted the attention of other Kings and Queens from around the world. His riches were greater than any other Kings before or after him. Everyone that sought after Solomons wisdom brought him great gifts.They even sent spices and gold and silver every year. He was given horses, mules, chariots and weapons.
Solomon the King
Although Solomons wisdom was great, Solomon the King disobeyed God. There is a good lesson to be learned here. God had given Solomon the gift of wisdom and yet he still rebelled against God. The only thing God required from Solomon was that he not worship other gods. He was obsessed with his many wives and concubines. He began to worship their gods and this made God very angry.
Ten Commandments Tablets
Solomons wisdom built the King Solomon temple. This was the temple of the Lord where the original ten commandments tablets rested. I recommend watching the Christian movies such as the King David Movie and the King Solomon movie. This will give you a better understanding according to scripture who they were and what they did as Kings of Israel.
Another great way to learn about Solomons wisdom is through audio sermons. See some of the best Christian videos online at our Christian television network. Read some great articles about the biblical scrolls or Dead Sea Scrolls, that were discovered between 1947 and 1956 in a cave in Qumran. It is fascinating!
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