1 Kings 13:1-14:30

The repercussions of King Solomon's evil behavior late in life resulted in a divided kingdom. The consequences continued in successive kingdom reigns long after his death. Can't fool God, can't fight God.

1 Kings 10:23-12:33

Solomon's great wisdom did not keep him from falling into terrible idolatry; his love of all his women enticed his heart after their false gods. Then, God raised up adversaries to trouble the nation, and the nation was divided in the days of his son.

1 Kings 8:44-10:22

Solomon assembles the Israelites to the dedication of the new Temple in Jerusalem. People come from all over the known world to see what God was doing in Israel; Solomon even hosts the Queen of Sheba (modern day Yemen).

1 Kings 7:1-8:43

Solomon builds a house twice as big as the temple, and garnishes the temple with huge pillars and beautiful, impressive furnishings. Gold ran in the streets during the reign of Solomon, even silver was considered of little value because there was so much gold.

1 Kings 5:1-6:38

Solomon undertakes to build the majestic Temple in Jerusalem, one of the wonders of the ancient world. It involved many nations and people, working together to complete the work over seven years.

1 Kings 3:6-4:34

Solomon's finest hour; God appears to him, and he asks God for wisdom to govern the people of Israel wisely. God was so impressed with the request that he gave Solomon wisdom like none before or after him.

1 Kings 2:2-3:5

King David passes the baton of leadership to his son Solomon before he finally dies. And Solomon proved a capable leader, establishing his kingdom with great power and effectiveness.

1 Kings 1:1-2:2

King David is on his death bed; and even as he gets ready to breathe his last, a power struggle arises between his sons for the succession of the crown. God's own pick was Solomon, and he was the one who David approved.

2 Samuel 23:1-24:25

In the latter days of King David's life, he made an error in judgment, ordering that a census be taken which God had not ordered. When rebuked for it, David's humble response shows that he truly was a man after God's own heart.

2 Samuel 21:1-23:39

How God sent a famine because of a past broken covenant made by the previous king, Saul. God dispenses justice over the passage of years, and we do best when we keep the Law of God.

2 Samuel 19:1-20:26

Israel had been racked by family squabbles, the rebellion against David by his own son Absalom, and bad blood between his family and the house of Saul. Here, King David tries to put the nation of Israel back together.

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