Solomon



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After King David died, his son Solomon became king over Israel. God appeared to Solomon in a dream one night and said, "Ask! What would you like for me to give you?"

Now Solomon could have asked for riches, long life, or victory over his enemies, but he did not ask for any of these things. He said, "Give me an understanding heart to rule Your people, that I may know the difference between good and evil. Help me to judge these great people of Yours."

God did give him the wisdom he asked for, and gave him the other things also: riches, long life, and victory over his enemies.

Solomon knew about many, things! He could talk about trees and animals, birds and fish. He knew things that other people didn't know, and people came from all over the world to hear him speak. Once a queen came from Sheba to hear him. She was amazed at what she saw and heard.

One day two women brought a baby to Solomon. Each woman said the baby was her child. Solomon said, "Cut the baby in half and give half of the baby to each woman." (Of course, he didn't really intend to kill the baby. It was just a test.) "NO!" screamed the real mother, "Give her the baby. Do not kill him." Then Solomon knew who the real mother was because of the way she loved the baby. He gave the baby to its real mother.

God allowed Solomon to build a beautiful temple in which people could worship God.

Solomon made a big mistake in marrying women from the countries around him. These wives worshiped idols and Solomon also began to worship the false gods. He was not loyal to God as his father David had been.

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When we hear the name of Solomon we think of wisdom. Solomon had a good attitude when he approached God. He was ready to hear and obey.

If you are uncertain about what to do in a certain situation, ask God, "What do you want me to do? What do you want me to say?" This attitude of submission to God is your starting place to receiving the gift of wisdom from Him. Then as He fills your heart with good intentions, follow through and carry them out.

The story of Solomon can be found in the Bible in First Kings chapters 3 and 4.


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I will do what you have asked, I will give you a wise and discerning heart... Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for - both riches and honor.

First Kings 3: 12-13





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055174: Solomon's Temple Adventure Board Game Solomon's Temple Adventure Board Game
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The Babylonian hordes are at the gates and the Temple of Solomon must be finished before they beat down the doors. Do you have what it takes to defend the city and build the temple? This fast-paced board game will test your biblical knowledge and strategic skills. Includes two 100-card decks, two game boards, two dice, and ten Babylonian army pieces.

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2011-08-03
This is something I cannot understand. What do you mean ,, King James Version,,? Who was king James? Was he around at the time of Solomon? How many versions of the bible are there?
You can go here to read in many translations of the Bible: http://www.biblegateway.com/
And this site tells more about the different translations: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_Bible_translations


2011-08-03
God chose prophets from amongst the people to guide them. He always chose infallible people. It is abominable to suggest that Solomon worshipped idols. If what you say is correct then it suggests that God does not have a clue what He is doing. May He forgive you for such notions
No one is infallible. Jesus Christ was the only perfect person who ever lived. Some of the kings and prophets had great weaknesses.
As for Solomon, have you not read 1 Kings 11:4?
"For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father.(King James Version)


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