In today’s chapter we read about David crowning his son Solomon to be king. Solomon goes on to become a great king, and lead Israel to continue to seek the Lord. He accomplishes many things during his reign. But who is Solomon?
Solomon Before the Crown
Solomon was born to David and Bathsheba following the death of their first son (who died because of David’s sin).
Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba, and went in to her and lay with her; and she gave birth to a son, and he named him Solomon. 2 Samuel 12:24
Solomon was the apple of his daddy’s eye. He grew and developed into a godly man.
Solomon During His Time as King
Solomon did not allow his reign to go to his head. He continued to seek and obey the Lord.
Solomon loved the Lord and followed all the decrees of his father David… 1 Kings 3:3
Shortly after becoming king, the Lord asked Solomon what he would want from Him, and God promised to give it. Solomon asked God for wisdom.
Give me an understanding heart so that I can govern your people well and know the difference between right and wrong. 1 Kings 3:9
The Lord was pleased that Solomon asked for wisdom to govern his people rather than fame or wealth. God gave it to him; so much so that people from all over the known world came to ask his advice.
Solomon was godly, lead well, and accomplished many things during his reign. His greatest achievement was the building of the temple for the Lord. This was a task his father had planned, but was unable to do because of all the blood he had shed. Solomon got to build this magnificent structure and dedicate it to the Lord.
- What was your life like before you met Jesus?
- How are you living your life for him now?
- What legacy will you be known for?
By: Tim Parsons — Lead Pastor