The story of Solomon is one of the most interesting in the Bible. He was the son of King David through the sin that David committed with Solomon’s mother Bathsheba. David sent her husband to die as a consequence of his desire to cover up what he’d done. The first son of Bathsheba’s union with David died. Solomon was the second son of that bond.
Solomon became king after David’s transition from the earthly plane. One of the most memorable accounts that happened during Solomon’s reign was in the situation with the two harlot mothers – 1 Kings 3 – KJV. “And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment.” – 1 Kings 3:28 – KJV.
Solomon is credited with writing a large portion of the book of Proverbs. That book is full of wisdom and lessons. Despite his wisdom, Solomon had his season of rebellion from his righteous path. He unwisely got involved with women and made other decisions contrary to the will of God. As a result, he suffered the consequences of his actions.
Solomon initially did godly actions in his role as king but later became seduced by power, ego, and women. Lessons for us all are contained in what transpired in the life of Solomon. God has precepts in place that we’re charged to obey. When we choose to rebel, it doesn’t bode well because God reigns – we don’t.
I’m deeply grateful for the lessons that were and are shared to aid in our maturity and to help us to go forward in ways that please the Lord.
Psalm 18:30 – KJV
As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.