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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ever wonder if the Resurrection of Christ was really true? The historian physician Luke gives an accurate account of the resurrection and ascension of Christ back to Heaven. This chapter reveals the preparation of the coming of the empowering Holy Spirit.
An introduction to the book written by the excellent historian and physician Luke, so that we may be assured of the veracity of the Gospel and the account of the sending of the Holy Spirit to indwell believers and energize Christ's church in the world.
King Saul did it to himself; he comes to the end of the line; yet David takes no satisfaction upon the death of this man who hounded him over mountain and valley, trying to kill him.
The Gospel of Christ as written by a gentile physician, who wrote about the humanity of Jesus, the perfect man. And, being a Greek, Luke wrote for the benefit of the Greek people of the day, presenting the perfect man they were looking for.
King Saul punctuates his leadership with military victories and wins the favor of the people. However, now that he was firmly placed on the throne, cracks start to appear in his character.
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