Date: March 8, 2020

Bible Text: 1 Kings 3:1-15 |


King Solomon was the wisest person on earth, but he made some pretty foolish decisions. Under his leadership, the nation of Israel grew in power, wealth, and prestige. Solomon entered into many trade agreements and alliances. The more powerful member of a treaty was awarded a beautiful woman as a wife to seal the agreement. King Solomon ended up with 1,000 wives, most of which were political in nature. These wives brought with them foreign beliefs and false gods. They turned Solomon’s heart away from devotion to the Lord God. King Solomon became a tyrannical leader and after his death, the nation split in two.