Day 22

Solomon, Who Asked for Wisdom

from the 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

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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