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1 Solomon: On top of the world Copyright © Simon G. Harris 2011 Scripture quotations taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission

2 Life of Solomon 1 Kings Chronicles Kings Chronicles 1-9

3 1 Kings 3:5At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, "Ask for whatever you want me to give you."

4 1 Kings 3:12I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. i. Wisdom

5 1 Kings 3:13Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for--both riches and honour--so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings. i. Wisdom

6 1 Kings 3:15Then Solomon awoke--and he realised it had been a dream. He returned to Jerusalem, stood before the ark of the Lord's covenant and sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. Then he gave a feast for all his court. - worship

7 1 Kings 4:34Men of all nations came to listen to Solomon's wisdom, sent by all the kings of the world, who had heard of his wisdom. i. Wisdom - worship - witness

8 1 Kings 4:29-30God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore. 30 Solomon's wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the men of the East, and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt. i. Wisdom - worship - witness

9 1 Kings 4:32He spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs numbered a thousand and five. i. Wisdom - worship - witness The book of Proverbs

10 1 Kings 5:5I intend, therefore, to build a temple for the Name of the Lord my God, as the Lord told my father David, when he said, 'Your son whom I will put on the throne in your place will build the temple for my Name.' ii. Worship Building the Temple

11 1 Kings 6:22So he overlaid the whole interior with gold. He also overlaid with gold the altar that belonged to the inner sanctuary. ii. Worship Building the Temple

12 1 Kings 8:6The priests then brought the ark of the Lord's covenant to its place in the inner sanctuary of the temple, the Most Holy Place, and put it beneath the wings of the cherubim. ii. Worship Building the Temple - the Ark of the Covenant is brought

13 1 Kings 8:10-11When the priests withdrew from the Holy Place, the cloud filled the temple of the Lord. 11 And the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled his temple. ii. Worship Building the Temple - the Ark of the Covenant is brought - the Lord’s presence filled the temple

14 2 Chronicles 7:1-3When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple... When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the Lord above the temple, they knelt.. with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks ii. Worship Building the Temple - the Ark of the Covenant is brought - the Lord’s presence filled the temple - fire consumed the offering A BIG moment in The Story

15 1 Kings 3:13Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for--both riches and honour--so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings. iii. Wealth

16 1 Kings 10:23King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth. iii. Wealth - money poured into the country

17 1 Kings 10:4-7When the queen of Sheba saw all the wisdom of Solomon and the palace he had built, the food on his table, the seating of his officials, the attending servants in their robes, his cupbearers, and the burnt offerings he made at the temple of the Lord, she was overwhelmed. iii. Wealth - money poured into the country - foreign leaders were impressed

18 1 Kings 4:20-21The people of Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand on the seashore; they ate, they drank and they were happy. And Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms from the River to the land of the Philistines, as far as the border of Egypt. These countries brought tribute and were Solomon's subjects all his life. The promise to Abraham was almost coming true BUT.... BUT....

19 1 Samuel 16:7But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." The promise to Abraham was almost coming true BUT....

20 Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. The promise to Abraham was almost coming true BUT....

21 1 Kings 2:3 and observe what the Lord your God requires: Walk in his ways, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and requirements, as written in the Law of Moses, so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go,

22 1 Kings 3:1Solomon made an alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt and married his daughter. He brought her to the City of David until he finished building his palace and the temple of the Lord, and the wall around Jerusalem.

23 1 Kings 3:1 Solomon made an alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt and married his daughter. He brought her to the City of David until he finished building his palace and the temple of the Lord, and the wall around Jerusalem. Solomon had a divided heart He clings to... - his own ability

24 1 Kings 3:3Solomon showed his love for the Lord by walking according to the statutes of his father David, except that he offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places. Solomon had a divided heart He clings to... - his own ability - his own authority

25 1 Kings 3:4The king went to Gibeon to offer sacrifices, for that was the most important high place, and Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on that altar. Solomon had a divided heart He clings to... - his own ability - his own authority - his own appearance

26 1 Kings 6:37In the eleventh year in the month of Bul, the eighth month, the temple was finished in all its details according to its specifications. He had spent seven years building it. Solomon had a divided heart He clings to... - his own ability - his own authority - his own appearance

27 1 Kings 7:1It took Solomon thirteen years, however, to complete the construction of his palace. Solomon had a divided heart He clings to... - his own ability - his own authority - his own appearance - his own adulation

28 1 Kings 12:4"Your father put a heavy yoke on us, but now lighten the harsh labor and the heavy yoke he put on us, and we will serve you." Solomon had a divided heart He clings to... - his own ability - his own authority - his own appearance - his own adulation

29 1 Kings 4:7Solomon also had twelve district governors over all Israel, who supplied provisions for the king and the royal household. Each one had to provide supplies for one month in the year. Solomon had a divided heart He clings to... - his own ability - his own authority - his own appearance - his own adulation - his own autonomy

30 1 Kings 4:26-28Solomon had four thousand stalls for chariot horses, and twelve thousand horses. The district officers, each in his month, supplied provisions for King Solomon and all who came to the king's table. They saw to it that nothing was lacking. Solomon had a divided heart He clings to... - his own ability - his own authority - his own appearance - his own adulation - his own autonomy

31 1 Kings 11:1-6King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women... They were from nations about which the Lord had told the Israelites, "You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods." Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love. Solomon had a divided heart He clings to... - his own ability - his own authority - his own appearance - his own adulation - his own autonomy - his own appetites

32 1 Kings 11:3 He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray. Solomon had a divided heart He clings to... - his own ability - his own authority - his own appearance - his own adulation - his own autonomy - his own appetites

33 1 Kings 11:44 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. Solomon had a divided heart He clings to... - his own ability - his own authority - his own appearance - his own adulation - his own autonomy - his own appetites

34 1 Kings 11:5-6 He followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molech the detestable god of the Ammonites. So Solomon did evil in the eyes of the Lord; he did not follow the Lord completely, as David his father had done. Solomon had a divided heart He clings to... - his own ability - his own authority - his own appearance - his own adulation - his own autonomy - his own appetites

35 1 Kings 11:9The Lord became angry with Solomon because his heart had turned away from the Lord, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice. Solomon had a divided heart He clings to... - his own ability - his own authority - his own appearance - his own adulation - his own autonomy - his own appetites

36 Psalms 86:11Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. Our response...

37 Ezekiel 11:19I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.

38 1 Corinthians 7:35I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.

39 Deuteronomy 10:12And now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God WITH ALL YOUR HEART and with all your soul,

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